Friday, 12 December 2014

Golden Grove Durif 2013

You could pass this off as a savoury Grenache. Damn its tasty. Durif is often seen is a big and gutsy wine, but that's not the case here.

Dangerously approachable, it's a far cry from the 15% plus alcohol blockbusters coming from Rutherglen.

There's plenty going on. Tar, lead pencil, mulberry and raspberry fruits, black pepper, black garden soil, and dried savoury herbs. A little perky acid rides the fruit to give good balance.

A medium term cellaring option but is drinking well now.

Very good to excellent.

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $30
Source: Sample

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