DE BORTOLI YARRA VALLEY SYRAH 2008

$57.99Price

"I found it a challenging wine when I tasted it last December - almost too much so. It seems softer and (much) riper now - the sweetness of its berried fruit is now coming through more clearly. It smells of chicory, smoke and peat. Then tastes of ash, plums, violets and meat. It has lots of dark tea-leafy tannin and is (gently) bitter on the finish. The main thing is that it's got beautiful lift and life and the tannin and flavour through the finish sets it apart as 'special'. It's a glorious wine in its style."95 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front