Durif 2014

An elegant, complex dry red. Showing characters of cherry plum and dusty oak. Structured with firm tannin to enjoy with well flavoured dishes. Cellaring 9+ years.

Alc 13.3%, 341 dozen produced 

Winefront rates.. 93/100
im White rates.. 93+/100
Ben Thomas rates.. 93/100
James Halliday rates.. 90/100
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Ben Thomas writes..
Scion's small cellar door, at the front of the winery, pours some of Rutherglen's best wines. This durif is picked young and is opposite to the bruising durifs that Rutherglen is famous for. With blackberry, raspberry, spice and earth flavours, it's structured and bright with sandy tannins and energetic acidity that's rarely found in durif.

Campbell Mattinson writes..
It’s dense and tannic but it also feels fresh and modern. This has been beautifully put together. Tar, saturated plum, chicory and cedar flavours make for hearty drinking, though the wine’s soft texture and overall freshness keep it from ever feeling weighed down. Now – with a decant – or much later, it will work equally well.