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De Bortoli Family Reserve Chardonnay 2014 (12 Bottles)

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A Household Name And A Beautiful Chardonnay

De Bortoli is a big name in Aussie wine. Among other things, they make the Noble One Botrysis Semillon- regarded as Australia’s best, and constant winner of just about every competition worldwide.

The Bottom Line

  • Chardy from one of Australia’s premier makers
  • Crisp, elegant, barrel-aged

Three generations of winemaking show: De Bortoli nails the brief at every price point. They’re of course a 5 Red Star-rated winery, and have literally pages devoted to them in every new edition of James Halliday’s “Wine Companion” every year, their top wines scoring 94 and above time and time again.

Tasting Notes

Vintage
2014
Alcohol
12.7%
Drink Now Until
2019
Regions
South Australia
Oak
12 months in barrel
Varieties
Chardonnay
Colour
Pale straw
Food
Creamy pasta dishes, roast chicken or smoked salmon.
Nose
Lifted nose of white peach, with cashew and subtle vanilla oak characters adding complexity.
Palate
Elegant, lively and charismatic. A medium bodied richly texture Chardonnay, with tight acidity holding it all together for a long finish.
Highlights
Good winter rains followed by a warm growing season led to good yields of fruit. A hot beginning to the harvest period accelerated the ripening with frantic harvesting ensuing to pick the fruit with the ideal flavour spectrum.
Winery Information
60% of the fruit is grown at our vineyards in the Riverina and King Valley. Balance made up of other local Riverina growers. One with vines planted back in ‘78. Fruit is harvested at night, pressed and left to settle until the next day. Some of the juice is pressed straight to barrel for a natural ferment. Warm fermentation and extended lees contact help give a wine full of flavour and texture. Wine is then left in barrel to mature on yeast lees for 12 months with minimal stirring.

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"good value"

Vintage: 2014

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Needed to give it time after delivery. First bottle on same day was very ordinary. Two weeks later and a wine I could enjoy. Somewhere between the rich ripe fruit and the cold climate minerally chardonnay probably reflecting the range of fruit De Bortoli has available. A touch of oak that is a bit too obvious (not integrated well into the wine).
 

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"lovely"

Vintage: 2014

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DB was a wonderful, complex flavoursome wine. We are really enjoying it. Good value for that quality.
 

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"Surprising Fan"

Vintage: 2014

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Not having been a fan of De Bertoli wines before, I was hesitant at trying this label. It is surprising good and even sent me back for more than one glass.
 

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"De Bortoli Family Reserve Chardonnay 2014"

Vintage: 2014

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OK for a modern style Chardonnay.

Could use more oak & a little riper fruit.
 

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"good value but not great quality"

Vintage: 2014

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As suggested in the tasting notes the wine has some creaminess but for me the wood fruit balance lacked balance and the finish a little short. Maybe need to try again after a month in the cellar
 

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