2009 John Duval Wines Shiraz Entity Barossa Valley
Producer: John Duval Wines Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Syrah/Shiraz Origin: Australia Region: Barossa Valley
93 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2011
Bright purple. Black raspberry, cherry and violet on the nose, complicated by bitter chocolate, minerals
and cracked pepper. Juicy and precise, with strong spicy lift to its red berry compote flavors. Not an overly rich style
of shiraz, but offers a silky texture and serious depth of flavor. Finishes long, with fine-grained
tannins and lingering red fruit and pepper notes.
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... Read More »
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