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2018 John Duval Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

Barossa Valley, SA

The perfect synergy of Shiraz, Grenache, and Mourvedre from one of the Barossa's modern legend winemakers.

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$32.00

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About The Wine

The Plexus Red is John Duval's Barossa GSM, based around the ideas of balance and syngery.

John and his son Tim combine fruit from across the region to find just the right balance of stucture, intensity and levity. The wine sits bold and rich in the glass - it's the quniessential Barossa GSM, you might say.

In this wine you see the coming together of more than 40 years of experience and some of the Barossa's best vineyards.

Value for money wise, the Plexus over-delivers year-in, year-out.

About John Duval

John Duval is an international winemaking legend, and one of our country's bonafide wine superstars. For 29 years he was a winemaker (16 years as chief) at Barossa Valley winery Penfolds, and was responsible during that time for putting together Grange and his signature wine, the RWT.

For the last decade plus, Duval has spent his time traversing the globe, making high-quality wines in Europe, the North-West of the USA and even Chile. But his love remains the Barossa Valley, with his private label wines representing a chance to try some stunning wines at very reasonable prices.

Now with his own label (established in 2003) in full-flight and his son Tim stepping into the family business, John's legacy as one of the Barossa Valley's finest winemakers of his generation continues to grow.

Barossa legend John Duval
Barossa legend John Duval
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

My aim with Plexus is express the wide spectrum of red fruit flavours from Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre and also provide structure with a seamless balance and long finish. Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques are employed with Plexus, allowing the wine to be approachable in its youth, but also have medium term cellaring potential for 8-10 years.

Blend : Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

John & Tim Duval
John & Tim Duval
Barossa Valley, SA
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Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Safe as houses. As ripe as it is balanced, as complex as it is a joy to drink. Red and black berries, a spot of licorice, woodsy spice notes and a smidgen of smoky oak. Everything is good and proper order. Makes quality look easy. 93 if not 94." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A very satisfying combo with no variety fighting for the lead. Expect a melody of red fruits lightly spiced with a fleck of herbs for good measure and meaty-stock flavours, too. The savoury and shapely tannins in tune with the more medium-weighted palate. Finishes fresh and buoyant. A ripper drink." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

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2018 John Duval Plexus

This is such a good wine, year in and year out. Smooth, juicy, detailed, interesting. Really good drinking .

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This is the best GSM under $50 and probably the best bottle of wine under $35

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