Berton Vineyards Reserve Shiraz 2012

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Ah dear…another vintage swap over of a wine that I’ve missed due to the move to Tassie. Pretty soon, I won’t be able to use that excuse. The website states they’ve mo

Plenty about Berton already on vinonotebook.com, so no further introduction needed….

Berton Vineyards Reserve Shiraz, Barossa Valley, 2012

Smells glossy, with plums and spice. A little blackberry jam, liberal sprinkles of white pepper and unmistakeable creamy oak and a distinct ‘Aerogard’ olfactory aroma.

Truckloads of pepper on the palate. Usually see these levels of Rotundone in cooler climate Shiraz. Lighter red, plummy Barossa fruit, almost cherry with a little blackberry dark fruit depth. The vanillan oak tops up much the needed body. Just hitting full bodied, the wine seems slight (of stature) and leaner than most*. Certainly nothing out of place.

RRP: $17

Alc (bottle label): 14.5%

Alc (Tech sheet): 14.25%

Wine sample courtesy of Berton Vineyards

*The accompanying tech sheet suggests chilling and serving with a creamy seafood risotto. Food and wine matching, it’s a personal thing….

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