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Teusner The Playground Durif 2009, Barossa Valley, SA

$28 direct from winery, current vintage: 2012. Not your everyday varietal from the Barossa Valley, but more associated with the Rutherglen, Durif (aka Petite Sirah) is a big bold flavoursome wine that fits the mould of the Barossa. I bought … Continue reading

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Morris Wines Durif 2009, Rutherglen, VIC

Durif, a hybrid of Shiraz blood (with Peloursin for those trivia duffs), has been a mainstay in the Rutherglen region since the mid 1950s, in part thanks to David Morris’ efforts. Originally a grape imported into Australia for the purpose … Continue reading

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The Ports of Morris and Stanton & Killeen (Part 3)

After tasting the recent vintages, we shifted to ports of ages past. So in the third bracket, we evaluated how the Morris and Stanton & Killeen VPs stood up to the test of time by tasting VPs that were 10, … Continue reading

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The Ports of Morris and Stanton & Killeen (Part 2)

This is a continuation of the introductory tasting of fortifying spirits (Part 1). The next bracket was set up to showcase Morris and Stanton & Killeen as distinct but traditional styles of the Rutherglen. General comments about the wines in … Continue reading

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Morris Shiraz 2009, Rutherglen, VIC

$15 from Dan Murphy’s. Intense black ruby colour. There is toasty oak right off the bat with that typical dessicated coconut which blows off soon. Beyond that, there is blackcurrant, plum and sweet spice. Silky texture, this dry, med+ – … Continue reading

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