Wednesday, 20 March 2013

A bunch of De Bortoli entry level wines

De Bortoli La Bossa Chardonnay 2011

What do I really want out of an entry wine? Easy going and relaxed with fruit flavour that aren't over the top which is what you get with the La Bossa range. It isn't hard to comprehend and it is easy to like even though the complexity level isn't out of the world but nore is shouldn't at this price. Nice easy going BBQ wine that is for sure.

Alcohol: 12.5%
Price: $9
Rated: 83
Drink: Now

Windy Peak Pinot Noir 2011

Once again De Bortoli has produced a clean fruited and restrained wine with hints of twigginess and strong varietal character. The flavours are savoury with a slight bitterness on the mid-palate which increases the ability to have a second glass or maybe a third like I had last night. Don't get me started as I doing vintage, working full time and have a young family but it was the Windy Peak Pinot that I turned to and it made all the difference.

Alcohol: 13%
Price: $14
rated: 83
Drink: Now

De Bortoli Emeri Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV

Fruit driven with a hint of yeast comes right after I opened the bottle. The candied flavours are nice but the palate is a bit short.

Alcohol: 13%
Price: $13
Rated: 81
Drink: Now

De Bortoli La Bossa Shiraz Cabernet Merlot 2011

No individual variety sticks out but they are all in the red end of the spectrum with a hint of twigginess thrown in. The wine is built for immediate comsumption and for the money it is not bad. It might not be the best but given the vintage it is pretty good.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: $9
Rated: 80
Drink: Now

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