HOW DO THEY CONSISTENTLY DO THIS EVERY YEAR
GREAT VALUE FROM DE BORTOLI AGAIN
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by the case
5 Star Value Rating:
Category: Red Wines
Case Size: 12 bottles
Year: Current Vintage
Jack's Comments: Originating from the Yarra Valley, this red contains bright crimson with purple hues which help establish the scent of Lifted, fragrant blackberry-like fruits with dark chocolate and hints of cedar. A rich, full fruit palate with fine integrated tannins and subtle oak. An outstanding Cabernet Merlot.
I hope you enjoy this wine.
Winemaker's Comments: De Bortoli Windy Peak Cabernet Merlot is bright crimson with purple hues.
The bouquet is Lifted, fragrant blackberry-like fruits with dark chocolate and hints of cedar.
De Bortoli Windy Peak Cabernet Merlot is rich, full fruit palate with fine integrated tannins and subtle oak.
A warm, dry growing season and balanced crops resulted in a finely textured, rich flavoured blend.
De Bortoli Windy Peak Cabernet Merlot fruit is sourced from carefully selected parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grown in the Yarra Valley. Fruit is harvested at 12.5-13.5 Baume to achieve a balance of fruit freshness, structure and ripeness. A very good season for Merlot. Grapes are destemmed and crushed into both static and rotary fermenters. The resultant must is then fermented for up to two weeks in skins prior to pressing and racking to barrel.
Alc/Vol: 13.0% pH: 3.49 TA: 5.7g/L
Although made for immediate enjoyment, this wine may be cellared for three to five years.
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
Region: Yarra Valley
Cellaring Potential: Enjoy now or cellar 2 to 3 years
Awards/Trophies: "Again, Windy Peak are delivering varietal character for not a lot of dollars this time in the form of a Cabernet Merlot blend. Ripe blackcurrant is partnered with nutmeg, pepper and dried herbs. So juicy, there is something very quaffable about this wine..."
, Wine Muse, November 2012
"...Try this to refresh your acquaintance with a variety that does very well in this region too, here with its oft-seen partner merlot softening the palate allowing ripe and redolent mulberry and currant fruits to shape up well with a decent presence for such an easy drinking example."
Tony Love, Courier Mail, August 2012
"Bright, fresh, rather primal fruit aromas of raspberry, cherry and cassis. Light-bodied, fruity and straight forward with taut, drying tannins."
Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald, July 2012