De Bortoli

Dixons Creek Reserve Release Syrah

9.35 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Yarra Valley, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

As per previous notes. This is really stalky even though its 60% whole bunch. Just medium weight but ultra savoury and resinous - hard to pick a fruit descriptor. Barb and I liked this wine very much but lovers of big Barossa Reds would differ I think. To be honest in a blind tasting it would be difficult to pick this as an Aussie Shiraz.

As per previous notes. This is really stalky even though its 60% whole bunch. Just medium weight but ultra savoury and resinous - hard to pick a fruit descriptor. Barb and I liked this wine very much but lovers of big Barossa Reds would differ I think. To be honest in a blind tasting it would be difficult to pick this as an Aussie Shiraz.

Sep 11th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Ultra stalky and peppery on the nose - like an Australian weed known as Stinking Roger”. Perhaps a little overdone on the whole bunch in the ferment. My wife loved it. Light to medium bodied on the palate - savoury peppery notes, very little berry fruits. Good length. I liked it but if you like full bodied ripe Barossa fruit bombs perhaps not for you.

Ultra stalky and peppery on the nose - like an Australian weed known as Stinking Roger”. Perhaps a little overdone on the whole bunch in the ferment. My wife loved it. Light to medium bodied on the palate - savoury peppery notes, very little berry fruits. Good length. I liked it but if you like full bodied ripe Barossa fruit bombs perhaps not for you.

Feb 27th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Nice to get reacquainted with some top shelf cool climate Aussie Shiraz. Minimal oak influence. Meaty spicy aromas with a touch of ash tray. Light crimson on color. Persistent long flavours.

Nice to get reacquainted with some top shelf cool climate Aussie Shiraz. Minimal oak influence. Meaty spicy aromas with a touch of ash tray. Light crimson on color. Persistent long flavours.

Oct 3rd, 2015
Bob McDonald

Notes of black pepper, some aniseed. Meaty. Shows the versatility of Shiraz. Very different to the fruit forward styles of the Barossa and McLaren Vale. I'd give it a gold medal.

Notes of black pepper, some aniseed. Meaty. Shows the versatility of Shiraz. Very different to the fruit forward styles of the Barossa and McLaren Vale. I'd give it a gold medal.

Jul 16th, 2015
satoshi ito

satoshi had this 5 years ago

satoshi had this 5 years ago

Jan 1st, 2016