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John Duval Entity Shiraz - Barossa Valley

John Duval Entity Shiraz 2018 - Barossa Valley

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: John Duval
Region: South Australia
Alc: 14.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

94 POINTS
The Wine Front

$49.50: as part of any six
$55.00: single bottle
$594.00: per case of 12

Deep purple red in colour. Dark fruit expression of blackberry and plum, complexed with savoury French oak. Full bodied and generous with excellent depth of blackberry fruit, supported by the tannin structure. Texture and structure will enable good cellaring potential.


2017 Review by James Halliday: 
From old vines in five districts, fermented with submerged cap, matured in French hogsheads (32% new) for 15 months. Complex and rich from the first whiff, it doesn’t waste a single berry of this great vintage. So much power, such elegance. Alcohol: 14%; 99 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion

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Our notes

Sourced from old vineyards in the Krondorf, Ebenezer, Moppa, Light Pass and Eden Valley regions comprising 48% Barossa Valley, 52% Eden Valley fruit. A lifted pretty nose really draw you in with those classic Eden red and blue fruits like blueberry, raspberry and boysenberry amidst delicate whiffs of rose petal, violets and rich oak spice. The palate is seamless showing luscious yet well detailed dark cherry, rich plum and brighter blueberry fruit hemmed in by high quality cedary French oak and a lattice of wafer fine tannins. This is a beauty. Elegant. All class! 

Reviews


94 POINTS
The Wine Front
94Shiraz from Krondorf, Eden Valley, Light Pass, Moppa and Ebenezer (sub) regions. 52% Eden Valley, 48% Barossa. 100% barrel matured for 15 months; 31% new fine-grained French oak. Duval’s Entity Shiraz nails it again. This is walk up quality. Deep dark berried fruit flavours, swish smoky/cedary oak, ripples of spice-infused tannin. Plenty of length, all fine and filigreed. It’s warm-hearted but it’s manicured. It’s also eminently seductive.

Campbell Mattinson


Producers notes

John Duval is one of the world’s best known winemakers coming from a family that boasts four generations of South Australian vignerons. He has been saluted many times on the world stage, notably International Winemaker of the Year 1989 and twice Red Winemaker of the Year in 1991 and 2000. Toward the end of 2002, John retired from Southcorp after a distinguished career of 28 years, including 16 years as Chief Winemaker for Penfolds. John embarked on the development of his own label in 2003 using old vine Barossa Valley fruit and has created two stunning wines that reflect the terroir of the Barossa and the hand crafted attention of John Duval.

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