John Duval Wines Shiraz Barossa Valley Entity 2004

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The aim of Entity is to produce a wine true to the Barossa Valley, variety and vintage. 2004 was an excellent vintage...

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First Australian wine I really enjoyed. Complex and elegant with well balanced tannins. Should age well. Drank it Thanksgiving 2008 with Tuna Tarta... Read more

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Snooth User: dista23
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4.00 5
11/28/2008

First Australian wine I really enjoyed. Complex and elegant with well balanced tannins. Should age well. Drank it Thanksgiving 2008 with Tuna Tartare, Pork Chops with Gorgonzola sauce, and Shitaki Mushroom Risotto. Will def buy again.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The aim of Entity is to produce a wine true to the Barossa Valley, variety and vintage. 2004 was an excellent vintage, producing wines of elegance, purity of fruit and fine tannin structure. The more subtle French oak was chosen to compliment the ripe blackberry, blueberry fruit. Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques are employed with Entity, allowing the wine to be approachable in its youth, but with ample structure and fruit depth to allow great potential for improvement in the bottle under good cellaring conditions for a least 10 years. Region: Barossa Valley Variety: Shiraz - sourced from old vineyards in the Stockwell, Light Pass, Ebenezer and Krondorf regions in the north and east of the Barossa Valley. Winemaking: Fermentation with submerged cap in both traditional old open tanks and small stainless steel fermenters. Oak Maturation: 100% barrel maturation with 47% new fine grain French oak and the balance, 2, 3 and 4 year-old French and American oak hogsheads (3001). Some batches barrel fermented. Technical Notes: Alcohol 14.5% pH 3.55 TA 5.7g/l Tasting: * Colour: Dense ruby purple * Nose: Rich, fully ripe, but not over-ripe. Blackberry, blueberry with a savoury edge of spice and classy oak * Palate: Intense but elegant; full bodied with fruit sweetness and balanced tannins. A core of dark berry fruit and complexing oak leads to a long finish

The aim of Entity is to produce a wine true to the Barossa Valley, variety and vintage. 2004 was an excellent vintage, producing wines of elegance, purity of fruit and fine tannin structure. The more subtle French oak was chosen to compliment the ripe blackberry, blueberry fruit. Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques are employed with Entity, allowing the wine to be approachable in its youth, but with ample structure and fruit depth to allow great potential for improvement in the bottle under good cellaring conditions for a least 10 years. Region: Barossa Valley Variety: Shiraz - sourced from old vineyards in the Stockwell, Light Pass, Ebenezer and Krondorf regions in the north and east of the Barossa Valley. Winemaking: Fermentation with submerged cap in both traditional old open tanks and small stainless steel fermenters. Oak Maturation: 100% barrel maturation with 47% new fine grain French oak and the balance, 2, 3 and 4 year-old French and American oak hogsheads (3001). Some batches barrel fermented. Technical Notes: Alcohol 14.5% pH 3.55 TA 5.7g/l Tasting: * Colour: Dense ruby purple * Nose: Rich, fully ripe, but not over-ripe. Blackberry, blueberry with a savoury edge of spice and classy oak * Palate: Intense but elegant; full bodied with fruit sweetness and balanced tannins. A core of dark berry fruit and complexing oak leads to a long finish

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