All Saints Durif $25 - Rutherglen, Victoria

"Durif, also known as petite syrah, is an accidental cross of shiraz and peloursin, first identified by Francois Durif at Montpellier, France, in 1880 and brought to Australia by Francois de Castella in 1908. It thrived in Rutherglen’s hot climate and became the region’s signature red variety, tending to a porty ripeness and burly tannic structure.

Where some might politely be called “rustic”, All Saints’ highly polished version packs the variety’s aromatic, very ripe, plummy flavours into a supple, smooth palate, albeit underpinned with a truckload of tannin."

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Chris Shanahan - March 16th, 2011