Basilisk Cabernet Balzac 2006

Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 94% Cabernet, 6% Balzac
Alcohol: 14.5%
Best Consumed: 2008 - 2015

This unique, full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Balzac exhibits a rich, intense nose full of cassis and blackberries with a hint of spicy oak. With a boldly structured palate displaying flavours of black fruits such as blackcurrants and plums, th

Viticulturist Notes

Fruit for the Basilisk Cabernet Balzac was harvested from select vineyard sites within Central Victoria during March/April 2006. The must was fermented in static red fermenters and pumped over every eight hours for the ferment's duration. Once the ferment

Wine Harvest Notes

The growing season in 2006 started very well with a cool spring and good rains - vital during the growing season. Harvesting began a little earlier than usual, nevertheless small berry sizes and lighter bunch weights complimented by high sugar levels prod

Food Recommendations:

To truly appreciate the intensity of this wine, enjoy with dishes such as lamb shanks, rib roast or strongly flavoured cheeses.