With “a passion for wine and dedication to the environment,” Banrock Station are one of the only wineries in Australia to have environmental managers/rangers working alongside vineyard managers and winemakers. Their commitment to their environment is almost unequalled in this country (save for maybe Tahbilk in central Victoria). The label is synonymous with their game changing introduction of the two litre cask in the late 90’s (yes, as I was at University at that time, I definitely enjoyed a few of those), and there’s no question that casks are a much better environmental choice of packaging. So if you’re after a value wine proposition and want to support the earth, you could do far worse than Banrock Station.
Note, the bottle image below is of the 2018 and 750ml.
Banrock Station, Cabernet/Merlot, Riverland, 2020
Brambly blackberry, back cherry and dark plums with grated nutmeg spice and big vanilla oak hits. Colour by numbers, varietal black fruits with tacky tannins and a short finish. Clean and balanced if unremarkable. There are far worse purchases.
RRP: $9.99 (1 Litre)
Rating: 16/10 (85/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Banrock Station