RL Buller Calliope Durif Petite Sirah 2002

Petite Sirah from Victoria, Australia

$32.00 $19.99
Save $12.01
Item No. 106410
  • red wine
  • ST93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is a good example of why the North East of Victoria is quite unique. Dense in colour with youthful hints of purple, the nose is aromatic with ripe plum and blackberry notes with a hint of vanillan spice from American oak. The palate has similar fruit character, some of which is derived from the high alcohol, which is still in balance with the rest of the wine.

Critical Acclaim

"Inky ruby. Dense and almost porty on the nose, with lush raspberry and cherry preserve aromas tinged by high-toned notes of underbrush, licorice, mocha and dried flowers. Ridiculously sweet and concentrated, with explosive, palate-staining flavors of raspberry, blackberry, cherry, roasted game and floral pastilles and a sappy, clinging texture. The porty, superripe, almost over-the-top red fruit character here reminds me of something freaky from Henri Bonneau, complete with borderline volatility. Penetrating, remarkably concentrated and long, with serious heft to the ripe berry flavors. For those who like a drive on the wild side, here's the fast lane. Just don't light any matches."
93 Points

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Too big for me, not the fruity petite sarah I am use to.
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Learn About RL Buller

Andrew Buller was born in Rutherglen, the youngest of three sons. Graduating from Roseworthy College in 1981 he gained valuable work experience at Corbans in Gisborne, NZ and working harvests at the Leasingham Wine Company. His first success came early with a gold medal at the Rutherglen Wine show for his vintage port. Not letting early success go to his head he continued to gain...

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Learn About Victoria

From stickies to Pinot Noir, Victoria is varied in its wines. The southernmost state of Australia, Victoria is third in wine production, after South Australia and New South Wales. The state is home to Yarra Valley as well as other cool climate growing regions, and yet, it also houses the regions of Rutherglen & Glenrowan. These two areas are hot and dusty and famous for their...

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Learn About Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah(peh-TEET seer-AH) Not So Small There is nothing petite about this grape. Petite Sirah, the result of a crossing between Syrah and Peloursin, is also known as Durif. Being the father, Syrah imparted some of its flavors and characteristics to its offspring, but the two grapes are decisively different. Petite Sirah is mostly found in California, where it gained...

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