2019 Eldorado Road Onyx Durif
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2019 Eldorado Road Onyx Durif

Rutherglen, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$33. 99
$407.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2024-2028)
ABV: 14.3%
Closure: Stelvin

Dense pitch black heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Wafting out of the glass are morello and black cherry as well as liquorice and black plum aromas which are followed by vanillin cedar, scorched earth and spice notes. Rich and plump the full bodied palate is awash with luscious black cherry, liquorice and black plum fruits. Very polished and fleshy for the variety, notions of vanillin oak and scorched earth linger underneath. Velvety tannins with a long succulent conclusion.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Alc. 14.3%

Other Reviews….
Fruit sourced from 3 different vineyards. All parcels fermented with cultured yeast, 13–21 days on skins, basked pressed to new and seasoned French puncheons and barriques (20% new). Matured 18 months in oak on full lees. Durif re-imagined, courtesy of cool-climate elegance (Beechworth) mixed with a dose of generosity (Rutherglen) that needs to be tasted by every drinker who was ever scared witless by the grape. This is not scary, rather it's brilliantly delivered as a serious wine of some beauty: aromatic, blueberry, plum, dark chocolate and spice all lifted, fresh and plush. Bravo. Drink by 2034.
96 Points
Jeni Port – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion