Being made in the same way as previous vintages with “lots of whole bunches.” Spending 15 days on skins and then maturation for 10 months in larger wooden casks. The De Bortoli website is still on the 2019, so jump on for a good deal.
Dark fruit end of town: mulberry, cherry, big raspberry, with pink salt, rose petals, Turkish Delight, white pepper and a little meaty ham hock. Dense and packing a fair punch. Those dark fruits with a savoury base hit hard while the earthy tannins grip just as hard. Light at the end of the tunnel with classy, bright lifted fruit. Serve with beef cheeks on a bed of polenta.
Rating: 17.75/20 (91/100)
Wine sample courtesy of De Bortoli