PLEXUS SGM 2008, JOHN DUVAL
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This G.S.M is 49% Shiraz ,27% Grenache and 24% Mourvedre. All from old vines, the Grenache is estimated to be 50-60 years old. Although 14.5% alcohol this wine is by no means heavy-handed. Delicious now but another ten years in hand.
Red fruits & vibrant plum on the nose, with some earthy, spicy character. On the palate, lots of bright berry fruit with good acidity and soft, ripe tannins. A hint of oak adds complexity and a long finish.
John Duval was winemaker with Penfolds, one of Australia's most famous wineries, for 29 years, before starting his own label in 2003. John won numerous awards while at Penfolds, including 'Winemaker of the Year' and 'Wine of the Year' for his 1990 Penfolds Grange, awarded by prestigious US magazine 'Wine Spectator'.
He consults for various wineries around the world, but insists on four uninterrupted months at home in the Barossa to make his own wines. He started with 'Plexus', a Rhone style blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre made from old vines in the region, and in 2006 released his first Shiraz, 'Entity'.
Roberson Anecdote: When visiting the shop we blind tasted John Duval with his own 1995 Penfolds Grange. He said it was 'Shiraz, New World, Good'. So don’t get too worried about sharing your own views at our next tasting!
- PRODUCT CODE
- WINE TYPE
- BOTTLE SIZE
- GRAPE VARIETIES
- Syrah/Shiraz, Grenache/Garnacha, Monastrell/Mourvèdre
- John Duval
- COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
- South Australia
- Barossa Valley
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