Balgownie Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

I really enjoy Balgownie's cabernet sauvignon wines from Bendigo - generally they over-perform for their price, and are capable of improving with age.  This 1999 was extremely good.  While it had an unpromising aroma of dried tea leaves, it was its palate that shone: notes of leaves, spices and excellent length and depth of flavour.  It has entered its plateau of maturity, so drink anytime over the next few years.  89 points (7.4/10)

Abv: 13.5%
Price: around $40 (current release)
Would I buy it having tasted it?  Yes
Website: http://www.balgownieestate.com.au

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