Mile High's "Wine of the Week": June 25th
Balgownie Estate Bendigo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Regular Price: $29.99
Sale Price: $14.99
Sale End: 6/28/2020
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This one is a treat, folks! Balgownie Estate in Bendigo, Australia has been growing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon since 1969. Their old vines produce wines with classical style and a uniquely Australian flair. A few years ago we shared their 2009 Shiraz with you. I have a couple of those bottles in my cellar and they are still showing like rock stars. This 2012 Cabernet is so choice! It might be older but it sure isn’t old. Sometimes you have to coax old wine to give up some aromatics but not here! This bottle explodes onto scene with cedar, dried rose petals, spiced cocktail cherries, pipe tobacco, mint, and burnt sugar. Darn thing is for real! The palate is cracking too! It’s still showing a kiss of fine grained tannin that provides a fine frame upon which raspberry jam, crushed red currants, and myrtille liqueur are neatly placed. The finish is textbook Cabernet with a sense of iron rich, sun baked earth leaving a savory sensation lingering in between sips that just begs for a bite of food! It provides a unique window into the world of aged Red and, more importantly, it is freaking delicious to drink. Wonderfully ripe Australian fruit and a perfectly sincere, mineral laden, old vine finish makes this quite a special treat.
Food Pairing:The 2012 Balgownie Estate Cabernet was clearly built with a deep sense of tradition in mind. Honoring the fruit by letting it get good and ripe but still honoring your palate by fermenting it fully to dryness. This commitment to classical European winemaking tradition means that this Cabernet will be perfect alongside a whole host of dishes. Sous vide rack of lamb? Yes, please? Rare New York strip with gorgonzola compound butter? Darn right! Stuffed portobellos with wilted spinach, sundried tomatoes, and creamy Cambozola? OMG!!!
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This price expires 6/28/2020 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
No rain checks given. Call (303) 936-0272 to reserve bottles with a credit card.