Dark Mattter Depth and Flavour
Glug 'The Black Rider' Barossa Valley Shiraz Durif 2015
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Benjamin can take years to evolve an idea into the final brand. He has been working on blends of Shiraz and Durif for over a decade and the first release was the Brutus from the 2008 vintage to be followed almost every vintage since. Other blends to explore different taste variations are possible and years ago he told me he would call the next brand ‘The black rider’ when he got close.
For the big tasting at the end of February he released a small quantity of this new wine to gauge customer responses. It is this wine which I am offering but as the new label is not ready is called a Glug wine. It throttles back a bit on the Durif so I see a sweeter taste. Strong as you want your Barossa reds to be so this blend has long term cellaring potential.