2012 De Bortoli Windy Peak Shiraz

Chris Shanahan
Variety Shiraz
WINERY De Bortoli
RRP 12

It's a sign of maturity in a top wine-growing region when it offers cheaper, high quality wines, as well as more expensive reputation-building products. De Bortoli keeps the cost of Windy Peak down by releasing it young and maturing only a portion of the blend in oak (old oak at that). The tank-matured portion retains a bright, spicy fruitiness that lifts the more mellow, savoury oak-aged component, giving a generously flavoured, soft and spicy shiraz to enjoy now.