By James Atkinson

Wine critic James Halliday recently awarded De Bortoli's 2012 Sacred Hill Shiraz with an 89-point rating, which the winery says maintains the consistent accolades for the label, despite its very modest price point.

Halliday last month commended the 2012 Shiraz on his Wine Companion website as "cleverly made by a skilled winemaking team which has invested the wine with an extra dimension of texture to the light-bodied plum and cherry fruit, a whisper of oak and a juicy finish".

It adds to other recent accolades for the Sacred Hill range. Just in the last 12 months, the 2011 Sacred Hill Shiraz won a Silver Medal at the 2012 National Capital Wine Show in Canberra, with the 2012 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and Traminer Riesling also taking home bronze medals from the same show. 

The 2010 Shiraz Cabernet won a gold medal at the 2012 AWC Vienna as well as a Silver Medal at the 2012 Berlin Wine Show. The 2011 Chardonnay won a Gold Medal at 2012 Berlin Wine Show in Germany and a silver medal at 2012 AWC Vienna – International Wine Challenge. 

"For a wine at its price point [RRP $7.50] to be awarded 89 points by one of Australia's most notable wine writers, it is a real testament to the quality and value consumers can expect from the Sacred Hill range," said De Bortoli Wines national sales manager, Peter Yeoman.

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