2015 John Duval "Entity" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $40) SKU #1357907

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JH 96 JS 93 W&S 93
RP 92 WS 91
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K&L Notes

94 points Wine Front: "John Duval making shiraz from the Barossa is like eggs going with bacon. This wine comes from a selection of ‘old vine’ vineyards in various parishes of the Barossa. It sees some third or so new oak being engaged in the winemaking and maturation process. Classic styling. Oak leads the wine in cedary-spicy scents, whiffs of coffee grounds, but I reckon that’s going to settle in just fine. Dark fruits, plums and berries, make up the rest of bouquet, with a smattering of seaweed-greenery character for good measure. The palate is all seduction, lush fruit flavours, opulent texture, smooth, broad tannins. The wine finishes with lingering sweetness and a dusting of perky spice. It’s pitch perfect, earlier drinking style in a sense, but should mature very well."

Staff Reviews

  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    6/13/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    The nose is restrained, cool climate, it doesn’t blurt out Shiraz it makes you look for it. On the palate the wine is more faceted than lustrous it shows more red fruit vibrancy yet still shows good body and has a smooth presence. The finish is focused, lifted and fresh (I was a bit pleasantly surprised) yet still gives you a sense of richness without giving up the length.
    Drink from 2018 to 2023
  • Andrew Whiteley
    By: Andrew Whiteley
    6/12/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    At first blush this seems like your typical Aussie Shiraz. In many ways it is. It's chockablock full of intense fruit, a peppery spice, and it is not a shy wine. Then it hits you: it is incredibly fresh at the same time. While this is a hallmark of great wines, it's not typically how I conceptualize Aussie Shiraz (although there are a bunch of great ones out there, so I have an incorrect generalization there...) It's amazing to be reminded that wines of power and substance do not have to sacrifice focus, freshness, and a beautiful linear drive. The finish here lasts forever and invites the next sip. Another hallmark that indicates greatness. Well done John Duval.
  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    6/12/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    This Barossa Shiraz surprised and impressed me. I was impressed by the intensity of flavor while still retaining great balance, and surpirsed by the focused, juicy and lively quality to the mixed berry and blue fruit flavors. Introduced by lovely cassis notes on the nose and buoyed by a hint of eucalyptus on the palate, this is a Shiraz with admirable freshness and fruit purity, a wine that should please plenty of palates to be sure.
    Top Value!
  • Stefanie Juelsgaard
    By: Stefanie Juelsgaard
    6/12/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    The master of Barossa Shiraz has done it again with this year's Entity. More reminiscent of cool climate Shiraz, this wine has a lot of structure behind it, along with a healthy dose of acidity and tannin. This one is a no-brainer if you are a fan of Aussie Shiraz and a great entry point for newcomers who may be worried about over-extraction or too ripe fruit. The critical accolades are well-deserved here and John's extensive experience for one of Australia's top wineries is quite apparent.
    Top Value!

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