Monday, June 10, 2013

Berton Vineyards 2012 The Black Shiraz

A big, rich, deeply coloured shiraz from Berton Vineyards (probably better known in the UK than Australia) is a formidable value-for-money buy. A blend of local Riverina fruit with some from Swan Hill in the Riverland, this has some enticing aromas leading to a soft, approachable palate with dark, ripe berry fruit and well-integrated oak. There's nothing too subtle here; just a well put together soft and approachable red that wants to be your friend and over-delivers on quality. Put a bottle of this beside you when you are watching the footy and I'll bet it is empty before full-time. A cracker this. $12. 

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