De Bortoli Family Selection Cabernet Merlot: Bronze Medal 2013

De Bortoli Family Selection Cabernet Merlot

Price: ¥95

Bronze medal at the Decanter wine Awards 2013Bronze Decanter

Vibrant purple, deep crimson. Sweet fragrant aromas of blackberries with underlying mint and hints of milk chocolate oak. A generous wine that shows sweet and vibrant fruit on the fleshy palate with soft mouth – coating tannins.

Nothing more to add really except I really think the label looks frightful…. but folks liked the contents when we blind tasted it in August 2011, with predominantly US drinkers.

Note: We now understand that the De Bortoli Sacred Hill Range IS the Family Selection in a different packaging. So, for example,  the DB Sacred Hill Chardonnay and DB Family Selection Chardonnay are the same wine. The two are inter-changeable: One intended for the retail market one for the on-trade.

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