John Duval 'Plexus' Marsanne Roussanne Viognier 2022 - Barossa Valley
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml
Attractive pale straw in colour. Vibrant and lifted aromas of stone fruit, ginger, wood smoke and citrus. Elegant palate showing excellent fruit purity. Flavours of nectarine, mandarin and spice fill the palate.
This is roussanne, marsanne, viognier in cahoots. Matured in French oak barrels, for your pleasure.
Slippery and supple white of great interest and yet good vibrancy and freshness in tow. Scents of quince, ginger, lime pickle, sage leaf and white pepper. The palate in the lemon and ginger zone accompanied by nashi pear and something pleasing but grassy. The finish takes that glide away and corkscrews slowly into chalky-mineral chew. Sophisticated and highly drinkable stuff, and I bet it cellars very well too.
Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : MAR22
A savoury white blend of 57/31/12% roussanne/marsanne/viognier from across the Barossa subregions of Kalimna, Marananga and the Eden Valley. This is a lovely Plexus release: all detail and slinky with a slight phenolic tug on the sides of the mouth drawn into line by a crystalline acidity. Plenty of citrus fruits, white floral notes, nectarine and nashi pear with subtle soft ginger spice tending savoury and long on the finish.
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 in 1989 and twice Red Winemaker of the Year in 1991 and 2000. After 28 years with Penfolds, including 16 years as Chief Winemaker, John has created these stunning wines under the John Duval label, which has now welcomed second generation Tim on board. Utilising old vine Barossa fruit, the wines express the terroir of the Barossa and the hand-crafted attention of John Duval.
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