Our Shiraz Durif is a blend of two grape varieties synonymous with Rutherglen. Shiraz provides the full berry flavours and durif, the firm tannin finish.
- VIC - Rutherglen
Highly aromatic blend of shiraz and durif from Rutherglen. Matured in French and American oak.
It smells and tastes floral. First impression was that viognier is at play, though the spec notes suggest not. It’s a pretty, raspberry-and-blackberry flavoured wine, has a good fluid feel for the most part before leathery, grunty tannin kicks in. Easy to slosh down, but with something to chew on too. Rating 88 - Drink by 2019, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (NOV/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
Vibrant dark crimson.
Attractive lifted nose with a broad spectrum of fruit including mulberry and blood plum with hints of fennel and integrated cedary oak.
Shiraz is the predominant variety providing depth of ripe plum and mulberry fruit on the palate. Durif is used for complexity adding dark cherry, earthy ironstone flavours and fine grained, lingering tannins.
This wine reflects the cooler vintage and is medium bodied with fresh acidity and will continue to develop over the next three to five years with careful cellaring.
It’s the ideal wine to share with family and friends at a BBQ or with wood fired pizza.