Durif, known as petite sirah in North America and South America, produces full bodied, deeply coloured and prodigiously powerful wines. This is a good example of durif from Alex Russell Wines from the Riverland, a climate to which this variety is suited. Its aromatics are warm and cuddly, with leather, licorice and raisin cake notes. The palate is balanced and full bodied.
Price: $240 for a dozen
Vendors and website: http://www.alexrussellwines.com.au