Spinifex D.R.S Vineyard
Current Vintage: 2009
"As one would expect, dense, inky purple, the wine wound up into a tight, purple-black ball, fending off those wishing to find out what might lie within. Admirable varietal character for those who enjoy the rough stuff durif offers." 90 points, James Halliday, Aug 2011
Home to some of the oldest grapevines on planet Earth, the Barossa Valley is perhaps Australia’s most renowned wine region. In 1842, German settlers planted vines and the rest is history!
On the red wine front, it’s all about the big reds like Cabernet and Shiraz here - with full bodied Barossa Shiraz being sought out around the world. It is rich, muscular, and super sexy - Aussie 'ocker with distinctive finesse.
But the Barossa isn’t a one trick pony. In a salute to the region’s rich German heritage, the Eden Valley (which falls within the broader region) produces some of Australia’s finest rieslings - crisp, fresh, but still balanced.