2021 Valhalla Reserve Durif
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2021 Valhalla Reserve Durif

Rutherglen, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$42. 99
$515.88 Dozen
Minimum 12 bottles
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2024-2029)
ABV: 14.2%
Closure: Stelvin

Totally opaque black dark red colour with a dark red hue. Nosing offers up aromas of spicy morello cherries and red liquorice followed by some vanillin cedar and peppered dried meat notes. Quite tame for Rutherglen Durif, the palate is only mid weighted and features an elegant flavour profile of red to morello cherries and red liquorice over dried herbs and peppered meats. Bright acidity with fine yet gently sturdy tannins. Vibrant and savoury red fruited finish of medium length.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 14.2%

Other Reviews….
Congratulations are in order. When it comes to durif, the term 'reserve' can mean pushing the envelope. Instead, behold a wine of poise, engaging charm AND cellaring potential. Blueberry, cherry, plum, lavender, rosemary and hazelnut. Expansive and finely edged on the palate with an inviting core of lifted aromatics, fruit, chocolate and a touch of savouriness. Durif’s usually pesky grape tannins are in control, but not aggressively so. It's a subtle difference that allows something for now (drinkability) and something for later. Best of both worlds. Drink by 2032.
95 Points
Jeni Port – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion