This is the first time I’ve tried Durif. Tastes a lot like Shiraz to me, but in this case, really good, like licking oak panels good (not that I’m in the habit of licking oak panels). Lots of spice too.
I am not a wine expert. I am not in the wine industry. I can get a bit pretentious when describing wine sometimes, and other times I can't think of a word to describe what I'm tasting. I do love wine, drink a lot of it, live in the Western Cape of South Africa and visit a lot of wine farms though.
Hopefully this site will help strangers to SA wine pick a good bottle over a bad one, and visit the better wine farms that I've enjoyed. At worst, at least I will be able to use it to remember what is was I was drinking last night!