April Juicy Reds 6 Pack
Each six-pack contains two bottles each of these big, rich and juicy Barossa reds.
Teusner Dr Frank’s Big Black One Durif 2014 (rrp $38)
Dr Francois (allegedly ‘Frank’ to his mates) Durif was a late 19th-century French botanist who crossed Shiraz with Peloursin and named the resultant grape variety after himself. The Americans call this ‘Petite Syrah’, which appears disingenuous as Durif is renowned for its black colour, big flavour and strong tannins. This has now had 5 years in bottle, which makes the wine eminently more approachable, but with no fear of loss of palate impact!
Artisans of Barossa Small Batch Barossa Valley Graciano 2017 (rrp $38)
The second vintage of a single vineyard Graciano made exclusively for Artisans by Corey Ryan of Sons of Eden. The Sons connection extends further, with fruit sourced from business partner Simon Cowham’s vineyard at Light Pass. The first release was a real surprise packet and for many their first introduction to this classic Spanish grape variety (note the culturally appropriate label colours!). Graciano is delicious – big, rich and juicy black fruits to the fore balanced by a nice savoury line of tannin and bright acidity. Food wine of this winter we reckon!
Purple Hands Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016 (rrp $30)
A new and very welcome addition to our line-up of great wines from some of the best artisan winemakers in Barossa. Purple Hands is a partnership of two mates – one of which is Craig Stansborough, the long time chief winemaker at Grant Burge Wines. This is a great drink, with a plush, juicy palate of dark fruit and warm spices with ladles full of drinkability that has made Barossa Shiraz the nation’s favourite red. James Halliday rated this 93 points – it’s easy to see why!