Sunday, May 11, 2014

John Duval Entity

The 2012 John Duval Entity was one of the four Barossa wines I especially recommended from the fabulous 2012 vintage. Following are my notes.

The wine has a deep ruby colour. The aroma is intense, with riper red berries, raspberry and plum on the bouquet. There is also some vanilla present. On the palate, baked plums and cinnamon are dominant. The wine has good intensity, and an excellent structure with sufficient acidity and tannins to give this wine a 15+ years life.

This is a full-bodied wine, yet it is lively and fresh. The wine is elegant, yet intense. It displays what I call 'paradox'. This makes this wine interesting and qualified for a high score.

Score: 95/+++

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