Dark Corner Durif Shiraz 2017

Award Winner

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
16.5/20 Grade – 2017 NZ

Wine Orbit
93pts Points – 2017 NZ

John Saker
3.5 Stars – 2017 NZ

John Saker
17/20 Grade – 2017 NZ

Wine Orbit
5 Stars – 2017 NZ


From the cellars that brought you our No. 1 favorite Australian red, The Black Stump, emerges this remarkable Durif-Shiraz. And whether you’re a fan of ‘The Stump,’ or just a lover of intense, ripened-to-juicy-perfection reds, you’ll want to snap this beauty up quickly.

It’s the pride-and-joy creation of David Joeky, apprentice to Black Stump mastermind, Alan Kennett. David set out to prove his winemaking chops are just as sharp as Alan’s, so in secret (and after hours), he began work on a mega-rich cuvée. A 60/40 blend of Aussie powerhouse grapes Durif and Shiraz, Dark Corner is an inky-black creation that’s a worthy (and delicious) challenger to The Black Stump.

The inaugural release scooped up a local gold medal (in the face of fierce competition), and the 2017 was rated 93 points/5 stars by leading Australian critic Sam Kim, for the second vintage in a row:

“Deep, dark and opulent, the bouquet shows blackberry, blueberry compote, cocoa and toasted hazelnut characters. The palate is full, weighty and flavoursome, delivering delicious fruit flavours together with vanillin oak notes, making the wine very tasty and satisfying.”

Country

Australia

Varietal

Durif Based Blend

Region

South East Australia

Alcohol

14.0

Volume

750

Vintage

2017