The Barkly is what we believe durif from the Rutherglen Wine Region should be. Unquestionably, it is durif at its finest. Campbells release The Barkly only in years when vintage conditions are exceptional for Durif.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Winery Tasting Notes
Dark garnet with lighter ruby highlights towards the rim.
Dark garnet with lighter ruby highlights towards the rim. Lifted notes of violet, lavender and scented raspberry sit above a core of dark blueberry and blood plum fruit.
Strikingly elegant at first with a full spectrum of red and black fruit characters up front. The wine builds in weight and intensity through the mid palate with generous fruit flavour, fine but firm fruit tannins, and balancing oak all playing a role. There is a subtle savoury note woven through the wine that counters the riper fruit characters nicely, and will continue to add interest and complexity as the wine ages.
The wine is approachable in its youth, but the impressive fruit weight, and firm tannin structure of the wine suggests a cellaring potential of 12-15 years.
Enjoy in its youth with hot smoked loin of venison, or as a mature wine with slow cooked lamb or beef dishes.