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2015 De Bortoli Windy Peak Shiraz

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Cracka Review

This is right in the slot - still young but just showing the benefits of bottle ageing. Savoury, satin-like with some spicy dark fruits - it's made to please.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Deep red with purple edge.

Bouquet: Ripe dark fruit aromas with fragrance, spice, plum and black pepper.

Palate: Plump dark fruits, concentrated, gently layered flavours, fine tannin, soft finish.

Vintage conditions: A terrific season in Heathcote with warm, dry conditions and balanced crops.

Winemaking: Fruit is sourced from carefully selected parcels of Shiraz grown on the red cambrian soils of Northern Heathcote. Fruit is harvested at 14.0-15.0 Baume to achieve a balance of fruit ripeness and balanced acidity. Grapes are de-stemmed and crushed into both static and rotary fermenters. The resultant wine is then fermented for up to two weeks on skins prior to pressing and racking. A third of the blend is matured for 5 months in older casks and the remainder stays in tank for freshness and brightness.

Cellaring: Terrific now or enjoy over the next four to six years.

Food match: This full bodied wine style matches well with:
Red meats - T-Bone steaks; stews; lamb shanks

Alc/vol: 14.5%

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2015 De Bortoli Windy Peak Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2014 Vintage) says
Wham bam, thank you m'am (or sir); this is outrageously good value, loaded with truckloads of black fruits and soft, chewy tannins. As good today as it will be in a decade.
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Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
An unabashed dip of that hat towards the Beaujolais and Northern Rhône wines that ooze fragrance and appeal; this is an amazing wine for the money. Super-fragrant sweet floral notes, plenty of sweet spice, an immensely juicy palate, really tangy ripe strawberry and cherry fruit flavours and a lingering smooth, fine tannin glide. Could even be chilled - have no fear; relax and embrace the joy! Delicious stuff.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
"Spicy-sweet style in the lighter vein, a nice line of savoury fruit leading to firm-ish, chewy tannins. Made for the table. Attractive minerality. Bang on..."
The Winefront Red Issue, April 2007
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004

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