Characters of red plum and dusty oak. Fresh and modern, this wine offers good fruit intensity supported by fine tannin. Cellaring 10+ years.
Alc 13.7%, 375 dozen produced
Trophy for Best Australian Durif, Rutherglen Wine Show 2018
Trophy for Best Rutherglen Dry Red, Rutherglen Wine Show 2018
Halliday Wine Companion rates 94/100
Wine Front rates 93+/100
5 STARS Winestate Magazine (Top in category: NE Victoria 2017, Best of Victoria)
Watch Winemaker Rowly making Scion Durif.
Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front) writes...
I’m loving the structure of the 2015 Scion Durifs. This varietal is well known for its tannin but the combination of fresh-faced fruit and fine-grained tannin is both beautifully handled here and modern in its presentation. There’s nothing rustic about this wine, despite its power. This wine boasts dense, dark berried fruit, a lick of sweet oak, a kind of smoky, rust, iodine-like character and dark earth notes too. Indeed modern and old-fashioned at once, in the best sense of both words. Long future ahead for this wine too.