Sunday, October 25, 2009

De Bortoli Vat 1 Durif

It seems to be that when people want to bring you a bottle of wine, they go for something unusual and so this 2007 De Bortoli Durif is the second bottle of Durif I received within a short period of time. It has four gold medals on the label, all from the same, not well recognized show.

The wine itself is very hearty, quite harsh and has no real depth of fruit. You can't really drink it on its own, but maybe with barbecued meat. It actually lost some of its sharpness on the second day, suggesting it may be useful to keep the wine a bit. However, it is not really a wine which will improve with cellaring - and it makes no sense for one bottle like this, anyway.

Score: 78/--

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