Dark plum. A fragrant offering of lavender, violet and raspberry scented fruits with hints of dark chocolate and freshly ground coffee bean. A cascade of plum, raspberry and blackberry fruit up front, with hints of aniseed, liquorice and mocha in the background. Impressively weighted, with fine tannins and subtle French oak adding structure, before drawing out to a long savoury finish.
Rutherglen Durif is renowned for producing deeply coloured, full flavoured wines, and Campbell's 2015 release is no exception. Ideal now with full flavored char grilled meats, or cellar for 8-10 years, when a hearty coq au vin will be a more suitable match.
Awards and Accolades
2013 Vintage: 94 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Wine Companion "Fans of Rutherglen durif should seek this little beauty out. It is laden with black fruits and subsequent concentrated and savoury palate, coupled with firm and chewy tannins."
From the Winery
Fruit was harvested in April and fermented on skins for 7 days. The wine then spent 21 months in French and American Puncheons prior to bottling.
The 2014 Rutherglen Durif is an intensely rich and concentrated wine, a result of the October 2013 frost that reduced yields but increased fruit quality. The long Rutherglen ripening period has produced a wine full of flavour, balanced with structure and length. Ideal now with full flavoured char grilled meats, or cellar for 10 years, when an aged rib eye will be more than suitable.
"Our Rutherglen Durif, made from the original Durif of Rutherglen clone, is a rare variety that flourishes in Rutherglen. Durif is renowned for its powerful tannins and usually requires some bottle age prior to drinking. However, our Rutherglen Durif has been carefully nurtured, through the use of sophisticated winemaking techniques, to produce a wine able to be enjoyed whilst young." - Colin Campbell
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