Deen De Bortoli created his Vat Series with the idea of developing a range of delicious, full-flavoured wines at an affordable price. Deen personally selected the blends and chalked the numbers on the vats to identify them. The Vat Series includes traditional varietal wines and also wines made from interesting, newer varieties to Australia.
- AUS - Multi-regional
"...What makes the shiraz so good? A combination of good fruit and outstanding winemaking skills. The 2010, for example, contains fruit from many regions, including the NSW central ranges, Heathcote, Port Phillip and King Valley, Victoria, and the Limestone Coast, South Australia. This wideranging blend makes a vibrant, round, juicy, soft shiraz of impressive quality at the price."
Chris Shanahan, Canberra Times, July 2013
"Excellent weeknight quaffer from a label that punches above its weight. Balanced and flavoursome with lashings of black fruit, peppery notes, supple tannins and good length."Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury, July 2013
"De Bortoli’s 'Deen' range can be a source of some excellent value wines. This release has good aroma and flavour. It feels smooth-enough in the mouth too. It’s blackberried, a little warm with alcohol, has some coal and dried herbs notes and withes with a confident burst of tarry fruit flavour. There’s nothing sophisticated about it but the flavour/price equation is well in its favour." Rating 89 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, June 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
Purple with a crimson red hue.
Ripe blackberries and dark fruits complemented with mocha oak, hints of spicy pepper and liquorice.
Rich upfront primary fruit with ripe blackberries and hints of plums. Soft mouth-coating tannins, hints of mocha, spice and liquorice with a chocolaty finish.
A good partner to lamb or beef casseroles, enjoy with a juicy steak.
Enjoy now or cellar for up to five years.