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Campbells The Barkly Durif

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Campbells The Barkly Durif

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
90
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
A powerful, smooth and deeply ripened red saturated with jammy, dark and briary fruit and laced with spicy nuances of cinnamon and clove. Its pure, floral bouquet of dark plums and berries reveals some sweet vanilla oak and a meatiness that continues through the palate. It finishes with depth, strength, some earthy, savoury aspects and an evident, but surprisingly well integrated measure of alcohol.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
92
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Campbells are lion tamers with Durif squeezing structure and fruit out of this massive red and avoiding extremes. Ripe fruit with style full bodied and full flavoured yet finishing fine grained with spicy tannins.
Rob Geddes MW
92
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
91
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Campbells are lion tamers with Durif squeezing structure and fruit out of this massive red and avoiding extremes. Ripe fruit with style full bodied and full flavoured yet finishing fine grained with spicy tannins.
Rob Geddes MW
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Deeper colour than the Limited Release, although the hue is similar; likewise, distinctly richer and riper, but is not jammy or over the top. Great example of full-bodied durif.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Campbells are lion tamers with durif, squeezing structure and fruit out of this massive red and avoiding extremes. Ripe fruit with style, full bodied and full flavoured yet finishing fine grained with spicy tannins.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
90
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
The durif you have when you're not having a durif. This has a charming brightness to it; nice, even colour and plenty of deep berry fruit aromas, cherries and plums too, with some gentle smoky nuances and minty edges. The palate offers straightforward, easy tannins and a light floral lift through the finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
89
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Campbells are lion tamers with durif, squeezing structure and fruit out of this massive red and avoiding extremes. Ripe fruit with style, full bodied and full flavoured yet finishing fine grained with spicy tannins.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Really bright colour, with an abundance of sweet fruit, and an almost honey-like nectar appeal; the palate is rich, ripe, full and, not surprisingly, quite generous and long; a good example of Durif done well.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
93
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Closed and rather introverted, with meaty, briary plum, blackberry, redcurrant flavours and smoky, gamey undertones, this robust but finely balanced and structured durif is marginally cooked and jammy. Framed by assertive but well integrated tannin, it becomes more generously flavoured, rustic and slightly raisined with breathing.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
A mix of black fruits, licorice, chocolate and spice; good balance and texture, especially the tannins; an alcohol twitch is inevitable.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
91
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
A rustic, meaty durif with an evolving, leathery bouquet of currants, plums and raisins backed by a hint of cedar. Forward and intense, with a suggestion of overcooked character, its smooth, generous expression of lingering flavour is framed by gentle tannins and soft acids. Attractive and regional, but not hugely complex.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium to full red, with tinges of purple remaining; ripe blackberry, prune and plum aromas lead into a luscious and rich palate, with prune, chocolate and plum flavours supported by soft tannins. A wine in its own inimitable style, driven by fruit, not oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
89

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