2021 John Duval Wines Entity Shiraz Barossa Valley – John Duval began working with old vine Barossa Shiraz when he commenced his winemaking career at Penfolds in the early 1970’s. Through the 1990’s he played a leading role in trialling maturation of old vine Barossa Shiraz in new French oak hogsheads, contrary to the established winery convention of blending Shiraz from multiple regions and maturation in American oak. The early trials led to the first release of the Penfold’s RWT Barossa Shiraz from the 1997 vintage – a wine that marked a step change moment in the style evolution of Barossa Shiraz. 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.
Sourced from old vineyards in the Krondorf, Ebenezer, Moppa, Light Pass and Eden Valley regions comprising 48% Barossa Valley, 52% Eden Valley fruit.
Colour: Deep purple red.
Nose: Attractive lifted boysenberry, florals and hints of anise and clove.
Palate :A wash with fresh, vibrant blue fruits/ blueberries and concentrated plum with hints of cedar spice finishing with flowing waves of extremely fine tannins.
Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques were employed with Entity, allowing the wine to be approachable in its youth, but with ample structure and fruit depth to allow great potential for improvement in the bottle under good cellaring conditions, for at least 10-12 years.
Single Price: $64.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $48.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $576.00