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.
Drink now or in the next 2 years on its own or pair it with venison
Tasted: 7 March 2013
Score: 9+/10, Value: 9.5+/10, Total: 19/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+