2021 John Duval Entity Barossa Shiraz

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Another great release of John Duval's classic Barossa Shiraz. An impeccable wine from one of Australia's winemaking giants.
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The Entity is John Duval's attempt to craft a more elegant rendition of Barossa Shiraz that still stays true to regional expression.

The fruit is selected from great old vineyards across a variety of the Barossa and Eden Valley's sub-regions, Duval looking for balance and a more controlled version of Shiraz - something he became famous for during his days as Head Winemaker for Penfolds.

This is the sort of wine that forms the cornerstone of a cellar. A classic wine that you can bank on for a minimum of a decade given the right conditions.

A culmination of over 40 years experience producing world class Shiraz from exceptional Barossa vineyards.
John’s approach to making Barossa Shiraz continues unchanged, and maturation of selected parcels of old vine fruit in French oak is fundamental to producing Entity - an elegant Shiraz that is true to the Barossa.

Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Blend: Shiraz (100%)
ABV: 14.50%
Closure: 750ml
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96 Points - "Intense purple-red colour and a spicy/meaty and dried-herb bouquet, very fragrant for such a big, powerful shiraz, with dried thyme, oregano and mace notes. The palate is powerful, concentrated and the intensity driving and long. There is delicious fruit sweetness and a warming heart to this lovely wine. Great to drink now and for at least 20 years more." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

94 Points - "A big and rich wine but it shows freshness and energy underneath the juicy and rather thick fruit with plush tannins. Some chewiness, too. Needs two or three years to soften. Drink or hold." - James Suckling

95 Points - "Shiraz sourced from old vineyards in the Barossa (Krondorf, Tanunda, Marananga, Ebenezer and Moppa) and the Eden Valley. Vibrant and pure at heart with deep black plum, black cherry and boysenberry fruits, plentiful exotic spice, violets, licorice and wafts of light cedar and vanillin oak. Impressive fruit depth, sandy tannin support and long, plush finish of spicy black fruits and earth." - Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)

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4 reviews
  • PW
    Paul W.
    Verified Buyer
    1 week ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2021 John Duval Entity Barossa Shiraz

    Loved it...

  • DM
    David M.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent

    5 starts

  • BW
    Bryan W.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Another beautifully balanced wine Duval

    Nice bark berry fruit balanced with spice. The tannins are dusty leaving the wine with a dry firm finish

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