Monday, 22 February 2016

Ballandean Estate Durif 2014

This is a big boy. Whilst the 2013 was quite measured, this has brut strength.

Bold dark fruit, specifically red plums, blackberries and mulberries, puckering tannins dry out every drop of saliva from the mouth. I almost get the sense that the tannin is sprayed finely around the mouth to coat it.

It's a meal on its own and needs a chunk of steak to cut through.

Cellar medium term

Good.

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $35
Source: Sample

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