Sometimes, the most wonderful creations emerge from random, happy hybrids. Take the cross-pollination of Peloursin and Syrah vines which French botanist François Durif discovered. He produced a delicious new grape variety, worthy of his own name: Durif, also know as Petite Sirah. And there begins your journey of discovery: taste the full-bodied, generous and lively flavours, like blackcurrant and plums balanced with spicy toasted integrated oak.
Though midnight black at the core, this wine is impressively fruit-driven on the nose with oodles of ripe blackberry and cassis aromas. The round palate tacks on licorice, flint and truffle. Chiseled acidity and firm but seamless tannins give this wine staying power. Oak tones of toasted multi-grain bread and caramel grace the lingering finish. Drink now–2022.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast