2008 John Duval Wines Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Entity"
Winery: John Duval Wines
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Entity"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 100% Shiraz
Region: Barossa Valley
State or country: Australia
Cases produced: 1,000
KWG Score: 93.3 (based on 6 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: January 22, 2011
Wine Review: This slightly opaque and almost black colored Shiraz opens with an intense blueberry bouquet with hints of dried coconut. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth and soft. The flavor profile is a gentle blueberry and black currant blend with a touch of oak. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are slightly extended. The panel suggested pairing this Shiraz with a veal marsala. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: A true reflection of Barossa's soil and climate, Entity displays youthful dark fruits of blackberry and plum that combine with a hint of mocha and savory French oak. The long, rich palate is driven by concentrated dark fruit characters that are balanced by firm tannins, bright acidity and well integrated French oak that adds structure and polish to the wine.
Organic status: not organic
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