With Black Duck Durif, Sam Trimboli set out to make a barrel aged big red to knock the spots off every other Durif in our range. This is the mighty Duck’s fifth vintage – and it’s as bold, rich and spicy as ever. Real ‘wow in a glass’ stuff!
Matured in American oak, the Black Duck Durif is full bodied and smooth with layers of spicy, fruit. It’s made by Sam Trimboli, whom many customers will know from his days at Warburn Estate, where he collected hundreds of awards for his legendary skills. During that time he developed an obsession for the obscure Durif, a “stunning little powerhouse grape that develops astounding complexity”, as he describes it. The Durif grapes for this wine come from a small vineyard that Sam helped establish in the 1980s. It’s now at peak maturity. In the 2019, he decided to add a small portion of punchy spice Petit Verdot for extra complexity and dark berry intensity. Perfect with char-grilled steak or strong cheeses, or as a warming glass solo.
Beyond the Label
Luscious, rounded, ripe. Dark black fruit with smooth, gentle tannins
Ripe black fruits, hints of pepper and clove scented oak.