The Barkly Durif 2013
Bright crimson with violet hues. Rich dark plum and cherry fruit with lifted notes of black pepper, cloves and seamless spicy oak. Powerful dark cherry and mullberry fruit form the base of the palate with oak adding texture and weight. Cloves, bramble and ironstone add complexity and compliment the very finely grained tannins.
Selected parcels of premium fruit were fermented on skins in closed fermenters for six days, and then aged in a combination of American and French barriques for 18 months.
The 2013 release of The Barkly Durif is a perfect example of what we strive to achieve with this iconic Rutherglen variety. A rich and powerful wine that is structured, balanced, and maintains a certain elegance. With this in mind the wine will reward the patience of cellaring for 10-12 years. As this Barkly is bottled under screwcap we recommend giving this wine some time to settle in the bottle (up to twelve months would be ideal) or decant the wine a few hours prior to serving. Once open enjoy as a young wine with a juicy eye fillet of beef, or as a mature wine with slow cooked lamb or beef dishes.
"The Barkly is what we believe durif from the Rutherglen Wine Region should be. Unquestionably, it is durif at its finest. Campbells release The Barkly only in years when vintage conditions are exceptional for Durif." - Colin Campbell