2018 Deen de Bortoli Vat 8 Shiraz
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2018 Deen de Bortoli Vat 8 Shiraz

$10. 99
$131.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2023-2025)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Fruit was sourced from Heathcote in Victoria and Hilltops in NSW. Dense inky black dark red colour with a dark red hue. Toasty aromas of dark plum, liquorice and dark cherries mix with some peppered earth notes. Medium bodied the palate possesses good richness and flesh with spicy dark plum and liquorice fruits overlaying scorched earth and blackpepper elements. Sturdy yet fine grained tannins with a generous mid length aftertaste.
Drink over the next 1-2 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews…..
De Bortoli Deen Vat 8 Shiraz 2018 showcases complexity beyond its price point and is a drop that defies expectations. Drawing its fruit from the Heathcote and Hilltops regions, it packs a generous middle palate of sweet fruit and oak. At a score of 93/100, it stands tall among its peers, defying conventions of affordable wines.
This is a wine that defies the normal thinking for these value for money wines in that even after five years it is still holding onto its youth. In fact, it is starting to develop a level of complexity you don’t normally expect at this price point. The fruit for this excellent shiraz comes from the Heathcote and Hilltops regions. Has a distinctive ironstone thread with a soft and generous palate. Delicious, sweet fruit supported by a little oak. This has some extra time, and it is absolutely on song for this style of ready to drink wine.
93 Points
Ray Jordan's Top 100 Red Wine July 2023