Rutherglen Estates [Vic] Single Vineyard, Limited Release Durif 2014
The hybrid Durif grape has traditionally found its best expression in the NE Vic region.
Chief Winemaker Marc Scalzo of Rutherglen Estates has harnessed the rusticity of the Durif traits to deliver a wine which will reward cellaring.
It's a full-bodied powerhouse of flavours in the dark berry / chocolatey / prune spectrum with a waft of tobacco & backed by firm tannins and a whopping 15% Alc.
Not one for the faint-hearted, it slips rather easily across the palate and is well suited to the stronger proteins.
Now to 5 years
Winery Website: www.rutherglenestates.com.au,