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John Duval Wines Entity Shiraz Barossa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red

Wine Description

Shiraz has a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of kirsch, creme de cassis, menthol, chocolate, anise, spices and tree bark. Rich, concentrated and full-bodied yet not overly alcoholic (14.5% declared alcohol), this is a seamlessly balanced Shiraz unfolding layers of pure dark berry and spice flavors in the long finish.

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    The 2008 Entity Shiraz has a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of kirsch, creme de cassis, menthol, chocolate, anise, spices and tree bark. Rich, concentrated and full-bodied yet not overly alcoholic (14.5% declared alcohol), this is a seamlessly balanced Shiraz unfolding layers of pure dark berry and spice flavors in the long finish. Though approachable now, it should open further in a year or two and drink well to 2020+. Score - 94. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, erobertparker.com, Dec. 2010)

    9 months
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    Intense, dark purple-crimson; a highly expressive and complex bouquet of black fruits, licorice and oak is followed by a full-bodied palate that is savoury rather than jammy, notes of dark chocolate joining the black fruits. A 30-year future is conservative.

    over 5 years
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    94+

    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2008 Vintage) "The 2008 Entity Shiraz has a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of kirsch, creme de cassis, menthol, chocolate, anise, spices and tree bark. Rich, concentrated and full-bodied yet not overly alcoholic (14.5% declared alcohol), this is a seamlessly balanced Shiraz unfolding layers of pure dark berry and spice flavors in the long finish. Though approachable now, it should open further in a year or two and drink well to 2020+."Opaque purple. Blackberry, violet, licorice, bitter chocolate ...
  • Wine Spectator
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/01/2014
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2005 Vintage) This wine is one of the best Aussie Shiraz’s I have tried so far. This really dark cranberry colored wine opens with a wonderful spicy black current bouquet. On the palate, this wine is very well b...
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/08