Original
23 Ratings
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.

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
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 133, July/August 2007 ($40) Deep violet. Hugely aromatic nose combines powerful blackberry, dark cherry, licorice, mocha and violet scents. Lush and velvety, but with bright minerality giving the dark berry flavors remarkable vivacity. Fills out with air, picking up deeper espresso and high-octane chocolate notes. But this is all about fresh, energetic, pure fruit. Finishes on a bright, nervy note of berry ski...
  • 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