Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Golden Grove Durif 2016
Golden Grove's Durif has beaten Rutherglen stalwarts a few times now pipping them at their own wine show. Here's another cracker from some not so typical Durif country.
Judicious use of oak has ensured the sweet fruit is bright and bounding on the balls of its feet. Blackberry the hero here shadowed by blue flowers and aniseed. The fruit clearly drags its feet through the granite soils of its GI - that minerality emerges enough to be noticed. Ribs of tannin present chalky feels - aging is well in its DNA. Mouthfilling, delightful drinking really.
I recently shared a 2007 with friends on a trip to Hobart a few months ago. Gobsmacked would be an appropriate word to describe their reaction to a 'Queensland Wine' they were all too ready to write off. Along with numerous classy wines on the table that evening, that 2007 Golden Grove Durif was even touted by some as the wine of the night. Age shall not weary this number either.
Drinking well now but will only improve now to a decade+
Region: Granite Belt
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