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2010 John Duval Entity Barossa Valley (750ml)
Producer: John Duval Wines johnduvalwines.com
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$35.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: March 7, 2013 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
95 points "95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Entity Shiraz is scented of ripe blueberries, mulberries and Chinese dried plum with vanilla pod, dark chocolate, cedar, violet and fruit cake nuances. This full-bodied wine is densely packed with black berry preserve and baking spice flavors, has a refreshing acid line to add lift and medium to firm levels of rounded tannins. It has a long length with some oak poking through on the finish. Drink it from 2014 to 2024+. " (02/2013) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining purple. Black raspberry, cassis, mocha and Indian spices. Concentrated and expansive, offering intense dark fruit flavors and a hint of candied violet. Shows an impressive marriage of power and finesse, with no rough edges. Lively, fresh and very persistent on the finish, with silky tannins providing shape and grip." (07/2012) 93 points James Halliday: "Impenetrable colour; there is a lush and voluptuous nature to the wines of John Duval, with sweetness of fruit, exotic spices and warmth enveloping this particular example; lavish levels of oak accompany masses of fruit, tannin and licorice; long and toasty, this is big and slippery at the same time." (07/2012) 92 points Wine & Spirits: "John Duval created this wine after leaving his long-time post as chief winemaker for Penfolds. It’s a blend of old-vine fruit from vineyards in Krondorf, Tanunda and Light Pass, with Eden Valley providing some of the freshness that’s apparent in the cool feel of the wine. Black pepper scents of the grape combine with intriguing herbal notes of tobacco and sage, which add dimension to the zesty dark fruit. This should age with grace." (10/2012) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Rich flavors of black cherry and spice pick up hints of rose petal and white pepper as the finish evolves. The supple texture glides easily into a deftly balanced end point. Best from 2013 through 2020." (05/2012) " Best 2014-2024