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De Bortoli Family Series Shiraz 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is fairly herbal on the nose. Nicely complex and fresh with notes of tobacco, coffee grounds, bacon fat and white pepper, with a touch of VA. Rather broad and open knit in the mouth, shows bright, earthy red berry fruit with some gentle vanilla and spice notes rounding out the mid-palate. The finish is rather crisp, bright and focused, showing fine persistence of red fruit. Atypical for sure, but this does have a little core of sweetness that supports the relatively funky flavors. Finishes with a red berry jam and bacon note. 88 pts

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Varietal: Syrah
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De Bortoli Wines Pty Ltd:
De Bortoli Wines is a third generation family wine company established by Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli in 1928. The couple emigrated to Australia from Northern Italy, from mountain villages at the foothills of the Italian Alps, near the historic town of Asolo. Their son, the energetic and dynamic Deen De Bortoli, (b 1936 – d 2003) expanded and consolidated the business created by... Read more
De Bortoli Wines is a third generation family wine company established by Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli in 1928. The couple emigrated to Australia from Northern Italy, from mountain villages at the foothills of the Italian Alps, near the historic town of Asolo. Their son, the energetic and dynamic Deen De Bortoli, (b 1936 – d 2003) expanded and consolidated the business created by his parents. Deen's children established De Bortoli's reputation for premium wine including icon dessert wine Noble One and the Yarra Valley wines. Italian family values passed down from Vittorio remain core values, there is a culture of hard work, generosity of spirit and of sharing good food, good wine and good times with family and friends. Below is a video of the De Bortoli family taken as part of the Australia's First Families of Wine joint marketing initiative which involves some of Australia's oldest and most respected wine families. Read less

Editorial Reviews for De Bortoli Family Series Shiraz

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,909
3.50 5
02/13/2012

This is fairly herbal on the nose. Nicely complex and fresh with notes of tobacco, coffee grounds, bacon fat and white pepper, with a touch of VA. Rather broad and open knit in the mouth, shows bright, earthy red berry fruit with some gentle vanilla and spice notes rounding out the mid-palate. The finish is rather crisp, bright and focused, showing fine persistence of red fruit. Atypical for sure, but this does have a little core of sweetness that supports the relatively funky flavors. Finishes with a red berry jam and bacon note. 88 pts


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Snooth User: cool calm
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07/30/2012

Four and a half glasses



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