Duras traditionally produces wines that are deeply coloured and well structured, with flavours of crushed blackberries and pepper. They also tend to be high in alcohol - but this one is a very approachable 12.5%, which I like. It's a dark colour - crimson with a russet edge and its aromas and flavours are dark too.
This is what Gaillac through the eyes of Plageoles is all about - an alluring combination of savoury and fruity characters, unlike anything you've had before. Pepper, spice and brambliness, along with burnt sugar and a winegum fruitiness – almost chinoto like. Its lovely astringency is balanced by firm tannins and a generous, mouth-coating texture, particularly as it opens up.
“Duras is a much darker, meatier wine with and the savoury-sweet 2013 offers punchy bramble, inky, dark cherry and forest berry fruits as well as a delicious touch of something ‘animal’. This wild edge is absolutely typical of the variety, as are the firmer tannins (particularly fine this year). Cassoulet calling.” Bibendum Wine Co.
Shipping and Returns
Freight for metro Sydney is $10 flat rate.
Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Southern Highlands, Newcastle and Central Coast – $12 per case.
Melbourne – $12 per case.
Canberra – $12 per case.
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