2021 Parola's Durif
The Parola’s Durif has long been the flagship of our fleet. While not released every year, we relish them all the more in those unicorn years when they appear. Possessing a concentration, palate weight and viscosity unlike any other, previous vintages of this wine have been likened to "a hippopotamus in a tutu" - a graceful, lithe and supple creature of substantial structure.
Completely opaque with a dark crimson rim. A pool of deep blue and black fruits on the nose - blueberry, blackberry, cassis, and a flicker of vanilla bean from high quality oak.
Deep and rich on entry - pure dark fruits, blood plum, mocha, dark chocolate, licorice twist and more. Firmly structured as you would expect from a young Durif, with fruit and oak tannins meshing neatly together. Completely mouth filling, though balanced with a long, flowing finish.
An absolutely decadent wine to enjoy now, or leave for 8-10 years to enjoy with bottle aged character.
TROPHY - RL Seppelt trophy for best red wine produced in the Rutherglen region (2023 Rutherglen Wine Show)
TROPHY - Winemakers of Rutherglen trophy for best Australian Durif (2023 Rutherglen Wine Show)
TOP GOLD MEDAL - Durif class (2023 Rutherglen Wine Show)