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2015 Campbells Rutherglen Shiraz Durif

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Big and burly. That’s normally the words used to describe Durif. But put it into a partnership with Shiraz and a great deal of harmonising gets done. The Campbells are famed for their fortifieds so you can imagine when they approach a red wine they want to make something a little gutsy and memorable. Actually to be fair this is extremely balanced with the Shiraz adding black fruits and plum while the Durif contributes earth, spice and cherry. It’s predominantly red-fruited with hints of chocolate and licorice. Firm and fine tannins fill out the finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Deep Crimson. The shiraz provides lifted plum fruit and cinnamon spice with the Durif adding black cherry and earthy characters. Shiraz (90%) is the predominant variety providing lifted raspberry fruit on the palate. Durif (10%) is a small component however makes its presence known with choc-berry flavours, aniseed and fine grained, lingering tannins.

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2015 Campbells Rutherglen Shiraz Durif

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
87
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
87
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
Bonza red. It's highly regional and yet gutsy too. Substantial flavours of blood plums, ironstone and earth are present. No real signs of oak, but when the fruit flavours have as much character as they do here, who needs it? Juicy finish. Great quaffing.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Good colour; achieves the richness and depth expected of the blend, yet is medium-bodied, and has light and shade to its texture. Will develop wefl.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Good clean fruit, and a juicy personality; a little straightforward.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2005 Vintage) says
Rutherglen's reds have undergone a renaissance in recent years. It's great to see: Rutherglen is one of Australia's great old regions. You little beauty. It tastes of chocolate, blackberries, licorice and deep, purple ink, and it swishes smoothly through to a satisfying finish. Of the bargain reds this is one of our favourites. And it tastes like a Rutherglen red -always a good sign. Character and style here.C25
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
90
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
85

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