Colour: Medium ruby
Aroma: Highly aromatic and not unlike a vermouth with a burst of botanicals and a bit of raspberry and plum underneath. Peppery notes of the Shiraz was the first to come through but then the berry from the Grenache hits with some lovely hints of forest floor and a hint of licorice from Mouverdre!
Palate: While elegant it’s still an Aussie wine at heart with a medium plus mouthfeel, weighted acidity and plenty of silky tannins. Similar floral and herb-driven palate with blackberry, raspberry and raisin. This wine is very good, and has potential for ageing.
Grape Varieties: 47% Shiraz, 32% Grenache and 21% Mouverdre
Awards: 93pts – Wine Spectator; 92+pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of John Duval Wines
John Duval is one of the world’s best known winemakers coming from a family that boasts four generations of South Australian vignerons and best known for his 16 years and stellar work at Penfolds for Grange. Named as International Winemaker of the Year 1989 and Red Winemaker of the Year in 1991 and 2000; John embarked on the development of his own label – John Duval Wines in 2003.