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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Wine Entry : De Bortoli Windy Peak Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2003 Victoria (Australian)


De Bortoli is a wine that is more synonymous with Noble One sweet white wine than red wines. Got it from the Safeway Liquor store which is filled with wines/liquors etc. It was purchased at S$17 after the conversion. In the glass the wine is medium ruby red.

Smell : Soft fruity flavours of blackcurrents and raspberries. Very little oak, but some flora scents.

Taste : Sunshine ripen fruits and gradually transients to a tannic grape skin astringency. Easy to drink and approachable. Finely balanced between the three varietals of Carbernet/Shiraz/Merlot grapes

After-taste : Medium finish with some astringency but little or no oak.

Description at back of bottle :
Windy Peak varietal wines are blended from fruit grown in Victoria. A warm dry growing season produced fruit with varietal purity. Winemaking included warm fermentation to extract generous colour and flavour, as well as barrel fermentation and maturation in new and used oak barriques. The wine is made for immediate enjoyment or can be cellared for 3-4 years. It is an ideal accompaniment to pasta, meat dishes or cheese.



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