Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Durif 2018

18.80

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Description

Almost two years in oak, this underrated French hybrid gets some TLC in Australia’s Adelaide Hills.

Durif originates from southern France and was created in 1880 by Dr Durif from a cross between the varieties Syrah and Peloursin. This hand crafted Adelaide Hills version gets 21 months in seasoned French oak.

Deep in colour, dark ruby red with violet reflections, aromas leap from the glass, a warm summer fruit bowl of blackberries, raspberries and blackcurrants, with wafts of vanilla and oak spice. The palate is thick and layered, a rich mouthful of sweet berry fruits quickly softened by smooth chocolately tannins, a fine balance of acidity and tannins providing great length with cameos of mulberry, prune, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Try with a roasted rib eye on the bone served with balsamic glazed root vegetables.

  • Full, rich, fruit-driven
  • 750ml
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2026
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Producer: Wines by Geoff Hardy

Part of the Hardy wine dynasty in Australia, Geoff Hardy broke free of the family business to purchase his first vineyard in McLaren Vale in 1980. A few years later, Geoff found the perfect location for producing cool climate grapes in the Kuitpo region of the Adelaide Hills. He planted the first vineyard there in 1987 and named it K1 since this unique site was the first commercial planting of vines in Kuitpo. Since then Geoff has been involved in the planting of more than 3,000 hectares of vines and has consulted to more than 200 different vineyards in Australia, France and Italy.

In 2004, Geoff launched the Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy and GMH ranges of wine. Together with K1 Wines, these brands now make up Wines by Geoff Hardy and continue the 160-year old family tradition of pushing the boundaries of Australian viticulture. Winestate Magazine, Australia's leading wine industry publication, named Wines By Geoff Hardy Australian Wine Company of the Year in both 2012 and 2014, and senior winemaker Shane Harris Australian Winemaker of the Year in 2012, 2018 and 2020, the only triple winner of this coveted award.

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4.5 Stars
Winestate Magazine (2020)
93 Points
Wine Orbit (2020)

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