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2009 John Duval Wines Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Entity"

John Duval 2009 Entity

Winery: John Duval Wines

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Entity"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Barossa Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $40

Cases produced: 1,000

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: February 23, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and onyx colored Shiraz opens with a very fragrant blackberry like bouquet with a hint of musty oak and black licorice. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, chewy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a ripe black plum with notes of blackberry, black pepper and mild old oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are slightly sticky and linger. The panel suggested pairing this Shiraz with braised short ribs or teriyaki steak tips. 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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