AT Richardson Hard Hill Road Durif 2015


James Halliday 95 Points!

Australia, VIC, Great Western
750mL
#Red  #Durif  #Victoria  #Great Western  

Details

"Machine-harvested, 4 days cold soak, open-fermented in small batches with cultured yeast, matured in American oak (50% new) for 12 months. Dense crimson-purple; a strange place for durif to bob up in, except for Adam Richardson's experience with the variety in the US (there called petit syrah). This is as good as durif comes in disciplined form, the extract controlled. Black fruits have a distinct spicy savoury edge, and the tannins are fine, oak unimportant."


James Halliday, Wine Companion, August 2017, 95 Points


"The initial impression of this Durif is a tight and compact structure that holds a myriad of aromatic flavours close to its heart. However,with time in the glass, the wine readily unwinds to display a warm, generous and aromatic character. Primary flavours of cassis, blueberries, anise and the wonderfully floral elements of violets and rose petals float from the glass. The tannins are rich and evolve into the late palate providing a long, lively finish."


AT Richardson