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Tuesday 23 August 2011

De Bortoli Estate Grown Yarra Valley Syrah 2008

Clear funk; old barrel ferment and some whole bunch aroma present themselves initially, with some berry fruit and cherry skulking in the background like some naughty children.

The palate: complex.  Some bitter, chewy, savoury twigginess through the middle.  A nuttiness providing a little extra to chew on, and over.  The finish shows spice, even some clove, and more of that nutty character that sees you through to conclusion.

Another excellent effort from the De Bortoli stable.  There's a fair few of their wines up here now.  I don't think the Syrah/ Shiraz name even needs a mention.

Source: Retail
Price: $32
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

1 comment:

  1. This really is a fine wine,it does have an air of spice to it which I really enjoyed- although it felt unusual at first.

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