2015 John Duval "Annexus" Old Vine Grenache Barossa Valley South Australia SKU #1296688

$59.99

JS 94-95 RP 94 WE 92
WS 92
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Winemaker's Notes: "Annexus Grenache was sourced from two very old low yielding Barossa Vineyards, one ancestor vineyard over 150 years old and the other old vines from the Northern Barossa Valley. Fermentation in small open top fermenters incorporating a small amount of whole bunches. 100% barrel matured for 12 months, in older French oak hogsheads (300 litre barrels). The inspiration from the Barossa’s best old vine Grenache vineyards created Annexus, an addition to our Plexus blend. Annexus is a small unique blend selected from our best old low yielding Grenache vineyards, made only in the best years. The 2015 vintage started with a warmer than usual spring followed by early, but even, flowering and fruit-set. Frost, particularly in the Northern Barossa reduced yields however the conditions during fruit ripening were pleasingly mild and dry with rain in mid-January brining some welcome relief. Grenache was picked on 16th from the Northern Barossa and the 25th of March from Eden Valley. Then wine is bright purple / red. Vibrant red fruit aromatics complexed by red roses and savoury spice. Fine and long, delicate yet carrying impressive purity and flavour intensity. An array of ripe red fruits, dark cherry and raspberry fill the palate finishing with hints of clove, dusty earth and velvety tannins"

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  • Stefanie Juelsgaard
    By: Stefanie Juelsgaard
    4/19/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    What a unique and fascinating wine we are fortunate to be able to provide to customers. This old vine Grenache come from a mix of 130 and 80 year old vines, and the character of those years really shines through in this wine. It is complex, lifted yet concentrated, delicate, and has an absolutely elegant finish. Rich red fruits mingle with spice and and underlying acidity to produce one of the most engaging wines in the store. If you are looking for a wine that is both captivating and incredibly delicious, this should be your first choice.

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