John Du­val Wines

2016 JOHN DU­VAL EN­TITY BAROSSA SHI­RAZ

Halliday - Supplement - - Shiraz & Blends Red Hot & Rated -

RRP $50 / 2056

60% Barossa Val­ley, 40% Eden Val­ley grapes, open-fer­mented with sub­merged cap, ma­tured for 15 months in new (33%) and used French hogsheads. Deeply coloured; this is at once full-bod­ied and el­e­gant, not a com­mon mar­riage with young red wines with decades in front of them. The flavours are all black: black­berry, black­cur­rant, black cherry, earth and liquorice. The old vines have also pro­vided ripe tan­nins, the whole theme res­onated with oak a la Grange. 14.5% alc.

WINE­MAKER John and Tim Du­val What is the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind this wine?

The 2016 En­tity is the 13th re­lease and the first vin­tage with son Tim in­volved, back in the fam­ily busi­ness. Since 2007, En­tity has been a blend of Barossa and Eden Val­ley shi­raz, look­ing to har­ness lifted aro­mat­ics and acid­ity from the Eden Val­ley to com­ple­ment the con­cen­trated and struc­tural Barossa Val­ley fruit.

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