Monday, 18 July 2016

Golden Grove Estate Durif 2014

Rutherglen is traditionally king of the Durif variety - except for this cool climate offering from Golden Grove Estate.

This is a big boy - thick set, black fruits are bold and rich. A lick of fruit sweetness adds some charm and although there is a firm tannin presence, it's ability to warm the soul can't be denied. Fennel, aniseed, plus a sprinkle of spice to finish, hearty winter dishes and this would make great friends.

Drinking well now though I'd like to see it in another couple of years. Long term cellaring is certainly on the cards.

94+/100 - Very good+

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $30
Source: Sample

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