Jen Pfeiffer The Diamond Durif 2017

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Deep, rich and powerful.

    • It's back! This is a deep brooding red, just as gorgeous on the nose and palate as it is when you first clasp eyes on its beautiful label. This Diamond is full of the very best quality fruit from two Rutherglen vineyards and a parcel of fruit from Heathcote where very low yields are maintained to ensure the fullest of flavours each and every sip.
    • This wine comes with a warning - it is a BIG red! If you love a drop that is bold and not afraid to show off its layers, you simply can't go past the Diamond Durif. The varietal is naturally very high in tannin so picking the grapes at exactly the right time is vital.
    • Jen has crafted this vintage beautifully. The wine has a dark and inky purple colour. The nose abounds with black berries and blood plums, dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla. With rich flavours on the fore to mid palate and plenty of tannin giving length and power on the finish, make sure you're sitting down for your first may just knock you off your feet!

Ageing advice
My Diamond Durif is delicious now for those lovers of big, fruit driven, powerful reds. It will continue to drink well for the next 15 years until 2032, when it will soften and develop some lovely leathery and earthy characters, often complexity to its sweet fruit core.

Serving advice
I recommend opening and decanting (if possible) for two to three hours prior to serving. Ideal serving temperature is 14-18°C.

Local food match
My Diamond Durif loves to be paired with red meat. From a big rib eye straight off the BBQ to a slow-cooked beef cheeks or lamb shanks, my Diamond Durif will be just the wine to make your meal sing!

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