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John Duval Plexus 2008

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John Duval Wines:
Winemaking John Duval, Chief winemaker of Penfolds Grange from 1986-2002, celebrates the release of “Plexus” GSM and “Entity” Shiraz under his proprietary label, John Duval Wines. Duval is one of Australia 's most highly regarded winemakers. He has been honored with Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year award in 1995, as well as International Winemaker of the Year (International Wine and Spir... Read more
Winemaking John Duval, Chief winemaker of Penfolds Grange from 1986-2002, celebrates the release of “Plexus” GSM and “Entity” Shiraz under his proprietary label, John Duval Wines. Duval is one of Australia 's most highly regarded winemakers. He has been honored with Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year award in 1995, as well as International Winemaker of the Year (International Wine and Spirit Competition, UK, 1989) and twice recipient of Red Winemaker of the Year (International Wine Challenge, UK, 1991 & 2000). He currently resides in the Barossa Valley , one of Australia 's most famous wine regions, particularly known for its old vine Shiraz . Four generations of the Duval clan have been vignerons in South Australia . Viticulture The inspiration of the Barossa Valley’s old vine, low yielding Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre created Plexus, combining elements into a beautifully structured blend. Traditional winemaking practices and fifteen months in French oak barriques will ensure the age worthiness of this first ever release, ensuring a long cellar life. Entity Shiraz is an intricately structured wine comprised of rich and vibrant Shiraz fruit. A true reflection of Barossa's soil and climate, Entity displays deep color and distinctive structure. Intense and elegant, Entity expresses aromas of ripe blackberry, blueberry, and a hint of spice. Read less

Editorial Reviews for John Duval Plexus

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
01/14/2013

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

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

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.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/29/2012

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



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