Ballandean Durif 2018
The colour here is an intense black/purple, bruised plum. Appropriate as the flavours are all black fruits and plums. There is chocolate, blackberries, espresso, bergamot, coffee grinds and old leather – this is a powerful and rich nose. The palate offers excellent grip, lots of reasonably firm tannins, leading to a firm, lengthy finish with real concentration here. This is a wine with many years ahead of it but for those who like a big, flavoursome red with a good steak, this would be ideal right now.