John Duval Entity Shiraz 2016

97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday

"This is a ripping Barossa/Eden shiraz."  Campbell Mattinson

“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 licorice. The old vines have also provided ripe tannins, the whole theme resonated with oak a la Grange.” – 97 Points & Special Value. James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019.

"95 Points. 60/40 blend of Barossa and Eden Valley shiraz. 100% barrel matured for 15 months; 33% new 300 litre French oak, the balance going into 2, 3 and 4 year old oak (also hogsheads). Svelte, sturdy, plump, you name it. There’s ample tannin here but the fruit sweeps through it. This is a ripping Barossa/Eden shiraz. As generous as it is refined; as neat as it is ribald. Blackberry, roasted plums, cloves, mint, dark chocolate and a rush of boysenberry. Both grunty and succulent. It’s a beauty. Tasted: Jul18 Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $50 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2032+"  Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.