De Bortoli Sacred Hill Cabernet Merlot South Eastern Australia 2009
South Eastern Australia
De Bortoli is one of Australia's leading family producers, founded in 1928 by Italians, Vittorio and Guiseppina De Bortoli. Aussie wine expert, James Halliday, recently awarded it the coveted 'five red stars', reserved for 'the best of the best'.
Sacred Hill Cabernet Merlot is our top pick of the range for both its quality and outstanding value. The 2009 vintage is showing lovely maturity with rounded soft fruit and savoury richness; perfect for drinking now.
A satisfying red that combines the dense black fruits and serious structure of Cabernet Sauvignon with the plummy smooth and softly textured Merlot grape. Medium bodied and effortlessly smooth with layers of luxurious fruit, it pairs well with meat or tomato-based pasta dishes and, of course, barbecued food.