Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Ballandean Estate Durif 2013

This is Ballandean's first Durif coming off 7 year old vines. As with all their reds, this too is sealed with ProCork

Juicy dark cherry and black fruit plus a smattering of dried Mediterranean herbs. Some purple flowers have a presence in the background. The thing I like about this Durif is that you are not clobbered over the head with power as many tend to do. This weighs in at around 14% Alc.

Blackcurrant leafiness comes to the fore at the finish. Sapping and drying tannins come in late. This is something to cuddle up to on a cold winter's night.

I reckon it will be drinking best in a couple of years but it is still a more than decent drop now.

Very good.

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $35
Source: Sample

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