The bouquet shows complex dark and red berry fruits and vanilla from the oak. The palate is juicy and flavourful developing well with soft supple black fruit depth, and with savoury almost silken tannins on a dry finish. The Durif grape was developed in the late 19th century in France and is named for its creator, however the varietal never really established itself as part of the French vine canon and found more success in Australia and America, where it is known slightly confusingly as Petite Sirah.
Ideal with roasted Pork or chicken in a mole sauce. Aubergine or caramelized onions as lead flavours in a dish would also work well.