Cost: $19.95
Grape Variety: 50% Shiraz, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO VINTAGES
Country: Australia
Region: Yarra Valley & Heathcote
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Dominique Portet Winery
Alcohol: 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.

Description: Medium+ ruby in colour with a medium intense nose.

How nice is it to find an Aussie wine under $20 that is under 14% alcohol and doesn’t taste like I just ate toasted bread with grape jelly.

Positives: There’s a lot going on in this easy drinking wine. Light cedar, boysenberry, blueberry, blackberry, cassis, cinnamon, cloves, raspberry, cherry and speck, just to name a few. Medium+ body with medium tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Drink now or in the next 2 years on its own or pair it with venison

Tasted: 7 March 2013

Best Buy

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9.5+/10, Total: 19/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

LCBO#: 281410