John Duval - Shiraz Entity 2008
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|Pack Size||Source||You Buy||Qty||Action|
|12 x 0.75L||BI Stock IB||£320.00||1 cs|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 23/12/2010 The 2008 Entity Shiraz has a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of kirsch, creme de cassis, menthol, chocolate, anise, spices and tree bark. Rich, concentrated and full-bodied yet not overly alcoholic (14.5% declared alcohol), this is a seamlessly balanced Shiraz unfolding layers of pure dark berry and spice flavors in the long finish. Though approachable now, it should open further in a year or two and drink well to 2020+. With 35 years in the winemaking business under his belt, nearly 30 of which were spent making Grange and developing the RWT label at Penfolds, John Duval is a bit of an Australian wine legend. And that was before he set out making his own wines in 2003. “After 35 years in the business, I know who the best growers are,” he informed me when we were discussing the sources for his fruit. He’s wasted no time laying his hands of some pretty amazing grapes to craft into his own style. Entity and Plexus are hot tips for labels to follow and currently sit at very sensible prices. In 2008 Duval started picking his Shiraz in early February, meaning his fruit was in before the heat-wave hit that year and it shows in these his very impressive reds.