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 2016 was rated very highly by leading Australian critic Sam Kim:
“This is beautifully ripe and fragrant on the nose showing dark plum, blueberry compote, cocoa and toasted nut characters. … excellent juicy fruit intensity and velvety texture, leading to a lingering, opulent finish. An instantly likable red offering excellent value and superb drinking.”
It’ll score equally well with a crowd, thanks to its richness and inviting aromas and flavors. And with its seriously modest price, you can pour generously, indeed.
A job well done to David – he’s definitely a name to watch now. Get your orders in soon, because this black beauty’s destined for major popularity.