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All Saints Estate Family Cellar Durif

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All Saints Estate Family Cellar Durif

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
92
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Rich, ripe and oaky, this deep, measured and meaty durif has a fiery, smoky bouquet of dark plums and berries and red cherries plus a sumptuous, faintly raw-edged and drying palate that needs time to settle. Its powerful, gamey fruit and mocha/chocolate oak are framed by firm, polished tannins, finishing with balance and smoothness. Give it plenty of air before drinking
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright colour; beautifully perfumed and fragrant varietal bouquet, with freshness and definition on show; the palate delivers freshness and depth, with an attractive sweet spot of flavour on the mid palate; long and luscious, but not over the top.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Rustic and richly fruited, this long, smooth and faintly smoky durif marries some briary, plummy and plum-like fruit with meaty, earthy undertones. It's plump, generous and would be considered more finely crafted were it not for some rather simple, raw-edged oak that appears fairly discordant in its youth, but is likely to integrate better in time.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
A degree of elegance for this variety, serious intensity of liquorice cherry cola fruit and tannin means this needs time to soften and harmonise.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
This has really rolled into the zone with another year in bottle; it's built stronger inky iodine aromas and some really rich dark fruit character. The palate's tarry and concentrated with oak spice rolling in through deep purple fruit flavour. Fleshy tannins carry long and even, harmonious and balanced through the back.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Retains the lightness of the Estate version, but adds more complexity, and a lightly silky texture which is most unlike durif; obviously this is a grape the family has a true understanding of.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A spectacular Rutherglen red of immense concentration, strength and length. Dark and meaty, its sumptuous, brambly and chocolatey expression of briary fruit, smooth oak and firm, measured extract of fine tannins reveals layers of depth and aroma. It's complex, floral and savoury, finishing with a delightfully balanced crescendo of strength and flavour.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
94
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Wine for the full-bodied red follower, serious intensity of liquorice cherry cola fruit and tannin means this needs time to soften and harmonise.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
86
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
Having been lucky enough to sit down to this on three separate occasions over six months - and having enjoyed ourselves immensely each time - we can safely say that this is a very fine red. It has a filigree tannin structure. Nice hit of juicy, dark, iodine- and plum-flavoured fruits. Well balanced and soft in the mouth, with cedary oak majestically woven throughout. Stand-out wine.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
94
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
A degree of elegance for this variety, serious intensity of liquorice cherry cola fruit and tannin means this needs time to soften and harmonise.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
85
Rob Geddes MW (2003 Vintage) says
A degree of elegance for this variety, serious intensity of liquorice cherry cola fruit and tannin means this needs time to soften and harmonise.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
86

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