Regular Price $315.00 $126.00
6 pack - $21.00/bottle
60% Off RRP
Big Bad Black Durif
We love Durif aka ‘ Shiraz on Steroids’ here at WD. Here’s 2 beauties for your consideration... the 2016 Kaesler Barossa offers incredibly dense black fruits, smoked meats, and a zombie apocalypse of fine-grained tannins. The Curtis is younger and more brightly fruited, with plums, blackberries and black cherries, thyme, and cedar. Both have picked up wine scribe scores of 95. Neither have yet met a red meat they can’t make friends with.
Wines In This Pack
3 x Curtis Small Batch Durif 2021 (RRP $70.00)
McLaren Vale, SA
95pts Sam Kim, 95pts Kim Brebach
Durif is the genetic offspring of Shiraz and Pelourisin. It’s rare and we love it here at WD. It is drought tolerant and retains acidity and bright fruit even when very ripe. Handled well it makes fruit-dense yet lively wines with an inky core and a strong spine of acidity. Winemakers use phrases like ‘Shiraz on steroids' and ‘akin to drinking fountain pen ink’ to describe it. This Curtis edition is a little more elegant than most and packs, plums, blackberries, black cherries, black olive, vanilla, cedar, and more into a thyme spritzed package which is gorgeously sumptuous.
3 x Kaesler Durif 2016 (RRP $35.00)
Barossa Valley, SA
95pts Kim Brebach
The descriptor ‘Shiraz on steroids’ applies well here. There aren’t too many wines this black or this deep. At first taste you can tell the wine is well structured, yet it seems to have minimal tannin. Keep sipping and you’ll find a zombie army of incredibly fine tannins marching across your palate, building as they travel. Fruit is black, arguably black hole and there are aromas of smoked meats and cold fires. It’s probably time to ignite the charcoal and have yourself a barbie or a wood oven pizza.