2010 Deen De Bortoli Vat 1 Durif

A handy little Riverina Durif here. Not that I drink much Durif but it’s a grape with character and I respect it for that.

Firstly the aftertaste and where the real pleasure lies for me; ironstone, spiced orange rind, burnt caramel and earth. Thick chewy, mouthcoating tannin. Yesiree Deen! Up front there’s plenty of purple and black fruits. It’s luxe but not lacking in shape. A more than solid commercial expression of the variety. 88 Good

Region: Riverina
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $12.90
Tasted: September 2012


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