John Duval Wines
2016 JOHN DUVAL ENTITY BAROSSA SHIRAZ
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.