Editorial Reviews for John Duval Plexus
Super peppery on the nose with a rather unusual blend of floral and soil aromas along with a hint of India ink forming a base for the blueberry fruit. The oak builds a bit in the glass showing a fair veneer with air. This enters the mouth with excellent focus with a fairly bright, taut style that reveals the perfumes of flowers, green coffee, meat and something vaguely sassafras-like before the light fruit arrives. The fruit is reticent but there are flashes of great blueberry and red cherry/cranberry fruit on the mid-palate that leads to a peppery, slightly hot finish that shows really excellent depth to that succulent red berry fruit. This needs time to come together but it is already admirably complex and should improve over the next 2-5 years. 92pts
External Reviews for John Duval Plexus
Bright and jazzy with a smoky edge to the tart blackberry and cherry flavors picking up a licorice note on the finish. Has complexity and balance and cellaring should bring it all together. Shiraz Grenache and Mourvhdre. Best from 2012 through 2018. -HS Wine Spectator.
Purple-red; Barossa Valley blends of Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvedre seldom have the poise, conviction or richness of this wine; the flavours are multilayered yet not the least jammy, the tannins particularly good, the length all one can ask for. James Halliday. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Duval Wines, John Plexus 750ml