John Duval Entity Shiraz 2018
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John Duval, with his long pedigree and history creating Penfolds Grange, is rightly deemed Aussie royalty, and in 2018 he has stepped it up another level (‘among the best in living memory’ says Duval).
2018 was an exceptional growing season in the Barossa with fruit hailing from Krondorf, Moppa, Light Pass and Eden Valley. A magical blend with more concentration and structure in the 2018 than the 2017, this lifted and fragrant wine explodes with flavour.
John Duval began working with old vine Barossa Shiraz when he commenced his winemaking career at Penfolds in the early 1970’s. Through the 1990’s he played a leading role in trialling maturation of old vine Barossa Shiraz in new French oakhogsheads, contrary to the established winery convention of blending Shiraz from multiple regions and maturation in American oak. The early trials led to the first release of the Penfold’s RWT Barossa Shiraz from the 1997 vintage – a wine that marked a step change moment in the style evolution of Barossa Shiraz. John’s approach to making Barossa Shiraz continues unchanged, and maturation of selected parcels of old vine fruit in French oak is fundamental to producing Entity – an elegant Shiraz that is true to the Barossa. Alcohol: 14%
Review of 2017: 99 Points James Halliday Wine Companion “From old vines in five districts, fermented with submerged cap, matured in French hogsheads (32% new) for 15 months. Complex and rich from the first whiff, it doesn’t waste a single berry of this great vintage. So much power, such elegance.” 99 Points James Halliday Wine Companion
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