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A T Richardson Wines

2016 Hard Hill Road Durif

2016 Hard Hill Road Durif

Also known as Petite Sirah, these thick-skinned black grapes produce majestic wines of depth and character. With his many years of experience with this variety, Adam is one of the few winemakers who dare to plant it in the cooler climate.

Grown on our Hard Hill Road vineyard in Great Western, these Durif grapes were carefully fermented in small tanks and barrels where, apart from a daily hand-plunge, they received very little intervention.

After about three weeks on skins, the wine was gently pressed before being aged in 500L American puncheons for 18 months.

Warm, generous and aromatic. Cassis, blueberries, anise, violets and rose petals; with elegant tannins providing a remarkably long and lively finish.

Already showing a wonderfully gregarious personality, this Durif will evolve and gain further complexity and elegance over decades in the cellar.

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Durif / Petite Sirah
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James Halliday - Halliday Wine Companion's Gravatar
James Halliday - Halliday Wine Companion
(14/02/2019 at 2:21 PM)
96pts Opaque purple-red. Amazing colour. Dense, ripe black fruit, a faint sauvage note and spice. Concentrated and controlled with a web of green apple acidity and fine tannin. Whatever oak it has seen, it has just sucked it up. Big, fresh, maybe brutal, but so well done. Amazing durif.

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