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2007 John Duval Wines Shiraz Entity Barossa Valley
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2009

($40) Inky ruby. Dark berries, iron, Asian spices and cracked pepper on the nose. Silky in texture, offering sweet blackcurrant and blueberry flavors and supple tannins. Turns livelier with air, taking a turn to zestier red fruits while retaining power. Strikingly pure and juicy, with excellent finishing clarity and a strong echo of raspberry fruit.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Warm Shiraz
by Groomes10736034
1/24-25/13 OG incredibly smooth and buttery! again 12/3/13 great again. This wine has a bit of barnyard after immediately opening. When that disappears after ~20 minutes, it is ready to really enjoy. The screw top made it easy to enjoy for 48 hours with no appreciable loss.
by peebles12402981
I don't remember how much I paid through W A but whatever it was, it was worth it....wish I had more. I did wait until 2012 to open...glad I did....same review from the two others I shared with.....solid 93...pepper and berry very prominent and just dry enough.
excellent shiraz
by ghM.D.
don't let the screw cap fool you, big wine, great balance, long finish.
First tasting
by Chase12610276
Great briar up front. Cedar and smoke. Blueberry and stone fruit. Oak in the mid range. Needs more time to integrate. Try in two years.
by NutNut
Jammy, smooth and not overripe. Almost restrained by Aussie standards. good.
Balanced Barossa
by Marnot
Tastes like the Shiraz you used to get a decade ago. Inky black and rich but not grossly alcoholic.
by Wine12649520
Outstanding balanced wine with fruit forward flavors!
by Laidet13671915
Good forward fruit, color and nose attractive
nice shirez
by mullady13723378
A very nice shirez, Better the second day, Just a little young but very drinkable. Not to fruit forward. Enjoyed this wine very much.
by Reid13762382
Very nice Shiraz, a little young but I knew that when I opened. Really looking forward to it in a few years.
Nice Australian Shiraz; but good Value in the world market?
by Crow13882546
The aroma was heavy, of currents, with some spice. The taste was smooth (alcohol) and of cherries and currents. There was moderate tannin. About 1 hour aftertaste. 2nd day was weaker on aroma and taste but still good. 2-3 years age possible. A mid-Calif. Syrah may be a better value for you.
John Duval Shiraz Entity
by Carpenter11897153
When I see the name John Duval, I know it will be good. Entity is no exception to this. Thank you Wine Access for offering such high quality wines such as this one at such reasonable prices.
Shiraz form Duval
by Eidinger11357688
Bought 4 bottles...couldn't resist trying one when it arrived. Very smooth, somewhat fruity. Expect it to get even better with age...if we can restrain ourselves.
2007 John Duval shiraz Barossa Valley
by Holder13623414
1st tasting 1st day very nice well balanced but not the OMG I'm looking for......capped it with it's screw cap, fridge overnight......2nd day more expanded....soft little tannin bed with a decent fruit lollipop riding on top the way I enjoy with this genre ....recommend decant 1hr
JD Shiraz 2007
by Manhartsberger13436472
A big, juicy wine of the sort one used to expect from better Aussie providers. Clearly Mr. Duval has the proper place of Shiraz in mind.
by Lee13719265
No 93 rating!
by Yacoob11772334
Lighter-2-Medium body, but balanced and round. While the nose is interesting the complexity is missing. 88-89 is my rating.


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While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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