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Balgownie Estate Wine Selector Magazine Dream Vertical

Max Allen writes about "easily one of the best Australian wines I have ever tasted – and it’s surely one of the best Australian Cabernets ever made."

“A lady rang the cellar door recently,” recalled Mark Lane, current winemaker at Balgownie. ‘I’ve got some old wine’, she said. Her husband, before he passed away, had told her about some boxes of Balgownie wines secretly stashed in the cellar. And sure enough, right down the back, there were two cases – ‘79 Hermitage and ‘80 Cabernet – still stapled shut, with the tissue wrap on the bottles. So she brought the bottles in and we swapped them for current vintages. We filled her car but it was worth it.” Read more