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2022 Halliday Wine Companion 95+

All Saints Durif 2018 14% 750 ml

All Saints Durif 2018 14% 750 ml

The local hero of Rutherglen. Durif is perfectly suited to the region's long, dry, mild climate, allowing for intense, rich fruit flavour development. This premium red is full of classic spice, black pepper, plum and mulberry. It's dense full flavour, rich, smooth tannins and elegant oak make it a perfect partner for hearty winter dishes. Try it with rich beef fillets, lamb stews, steak and kidney pie or strongly flavoured cheeses. This is a great wine to cellar if you have the patience. Give it 5-8 years, but make sure you decant before serving as it will throw some sediment.

Expert Reviews:

James Halliday-95 Points. Destemmed fruit crushed into 7t vats for inoculated fermentation. Hand plunged 3 times a day, basket pressed then matured 22 months in 1-4yo French oak barriques. All Saints Estate sees the beauty and elegance in the durif grape - yes, it most definitely exists - and produces a style that can overcome any varietal prejudice. With forest-floor notes, wild berries, violets, top spice nuances and vanilla, it's an arresting introduction. Smooth palate, yet retains the grape's robust nature and power. Sensitive handling and winemaking on show. Jeni Port. James Halliday Wine Companion 2022, 13 August, 2021

All Saints is a heritage listed estate with a unique footprint in Australian winemaking history and a keen eye on the future under fourth-generation family owners Eliza, Angela and Nicholas Brown. Distinctive handcrafted table wines accompany world-renowned fortifieds to represent the very best in premium wines from this treasured corner of North East Victoria.

Region: Rutherglen, Victoria
WInemaker: Nicholas Brown & Chloe Earl



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