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2013 John Duval Wines Australian (Red Blend) "Plexus SGM"

Winery: John Duval Wines

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Plexus SGM"

Wine Category: Australian (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 54% Shiraz, 32% Grenache & 14% Mourvedre

Region: Barossa Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $40

Cases produced: 1,200

KWG Score: 92 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: October 22, 2015

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Aussie blend opens with a fragrant ripe blackberry bouquet with hints of new leather and blueberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic, juicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a tasty blend of blackberry, boysenberry and gentle oak. There is a touch of minerality and hint of red plum and black pepper as well towards the end. It’s a pretty complex wine. The finish is dry and its well managed tannins stick around for a little while. This wine would pair perfectly with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Colour: Vibrant purple red. Nose: Attractive red and black fruit with savoury notes. Palate: Generous with good intensity of blackberry fruit and Christmas cake character. Appealing texture with soft tannin backbone.

Organic status: not organic

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