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Saturday 16 April 2011

Golden Grove Estate Granite Belt Durif 2008

Reductive on first opening, it eventually shook off its sulphurous cloak to reveal a black, brooding liquid, displaying some minty notes.  A creosote coated mint Tim Tam (waifer theen meent anyone?) springs too mind.

Given that, I was quite surprised to find it quite pleasantly medium bodied.  There's a touch more mint on the finish, but nowhere near as much brutish tannin - which is what I expect from Durif.  It was a even a touch porty. 

I've not had Durif for a while - so I'd be keen to try this again but maybe at CD and discuss with the winery, or even look at another Durif from the region.

Source: Retail, The Wine Experience
Price: $20
Alcohol: 15.5%
Closure: Screwcap


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