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[SOLD-OUT] John Duval Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mataro 2016

James Halliday 95 Points!
Wine Front 94 Points!

James Halliday 95 Points!

"A 52/30/18% blend open-fermented separately, the grenache with up to 20% whole bunches, matured for 15 months in French hogsheads (13% new). This is a very good Barossa Valley SGM, looking to the future rather than the past. While the flavours are complex, there is a lightness of touch ex the winery after careful monitoring of ripeness in the vineyards. Thus it has the best of both worlds, and by rights should please everyone with its mix of cherry, plum and blackberry couched in savoury tannins on the finish."

James Halliday Wine Companion, April 2018

Wine Front 94 Points!

"Shiraz 52%, grenache 30%, Mourvèdre 18%. All sourced from old vineyards across the Barossa and Eden valleys. Interestingly the grenache component sees 20% whole bunches. It’s mostly aged in old (up to 8 years) oak though there’s a 13% new (French) oak component. Everything about this wine seems meticulously managed and crafted.


If you wanted to show someone the beauty of the GSM blend, you’d do well to show them this. It’s spot on. The spice, the florals, the rakes of dry tannin, the curls of anise, black cherry and woodsmoke. It’s not a big wine but it has a seriousness, a presence. The tannin in this wine; it sparks its way through from the mid palate on. Can’t fault this. It’s beautifully put together."

Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, July 2018


SA- Barossa Valley
Wine Red
Wine Red - Shiraz

Price Category:
$ 25-50