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2012 John Duval Wines Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Entity"

Winery: John Duval Wines

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Entity"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Region: Barossa Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $40

Cases produced: 1,200

KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: January 21, 2016

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight blue colored Shiraz from John Duval was very well received by the tasting panel. This wine opens with a blueberry and mild oak bouquet with hints of earthy forest floor. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, smooth, and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty blueberry with notes of mild minerality. We also detected a hint of blackberry, unsweetened chocolate and old oak. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are nicely prolonged. The panel suggested pairing this very nice Shiraz with a Stilton sirloin burger. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Colour: Deep ruby purple Nose: Attractive blackberry and blueberry aromatics, complexed with some savoury spice. Palate: Full bodied and generous, with layers of dark berry fruit and youthful balanced tannins. Very pure and mouth filling, with ample structure to reward cellaring for 12 years plus.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell John Duval 2012 Entity Shiraz.

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