John Duval is one of the world’s best known winemakers. 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 stunning wines that reflect the terroir of the Barossa and the hand crafted attention of John Duval.
Shiraz 100%, sourced from old vineyards Marananga, Eden Valley, Ebenezer and Krondorf regions. Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques were 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.
Powerful, vibrant and fragrant, with dried lavender, Earl Grey, dried oregano, five-spice power and dark chocolate aromatics to mingle with the core of velvety smooth plum, black cherry and wild blackberry flavors. The tannins firm up appealingly on the finish, which goes on and on. Top 100 Wines of 2021 #23 Wine Spectator
Sourced from old vineyards in the Barossa Valley (89%) and Eden Valley (11%); barrel matured for 16 months in French hogsheads (34% new). Deep crimson-purple; full-bodied, with a bottomless well of blackberry, bramble and plum fruit sustained by appropriately firm but fine tannins. Drink to: 2049; Price: $55.00; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday; Wine Companion
Very deep ruby in colour, it explodes with kirsch, fruit pastilles and black olive aromas wound up tightly by high quality oak. It is still a little bit closed but already absolutely moreish and delicious. That is then followed by a palate that is dry, firm, young and tight, with a super balance of dark fruits over ample tannins. There is an attractive layer of spice too – cinnamon and fennel seed – that helps it to retain brightness and subtlety before a long and rich finish. A super wine that will cellar nicely, if you can keep your hands off it. Drink: 2025 to 2038; Price: $55.00; Rating: 96 Points; Wine Pilot
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