Tuesday, 2 March 2010

TN : Entity Shiraz 2005, John Duval Wines, Barossa Valley, Australia

After 29 years as a winemaker with Penfolds, John Duval started his own wine label in 2003.

The grapes for this wine were sourced from old vineyards in the Stockwell, Light Pass, Krondorf and Marananga regions of the Barossa Valley. Alcoholic fermentation was with submerged cap in both traditional old open tanks and small stainless steel fermenters. The wine underwent 100% barrel maturation for 18 months with 45% new fine grain French oak and the balance in 2, 3 and 4 year-old French and American oak hogsheads (300 litres). Some batches finished fermentation in new barrels. The pH is 3.51 and TA is 6.3g/l.

Colour : Dark blackcurrant

Aroma : Blueberry, blackberry, violets, burnt toast

Taste : Blueberry, blackcurrant, savoury, pepper, mint, long finish

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 304 SEK

Mark : A-

Website : John Duval Wines

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