John Duval Wines Entity Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
95 POINTS HALLIDAY & MULTI AWARD WINNING BAROSSA SHIRAZ
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 0 out of 5 stars.
- 95 POINTS JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 94 POINTS HUON HOOKE
- 93 POINTS TYSON STELZER
- MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNER
- 5 STAR HALLIDAY RAED WINERY
Deep purple red. Dark fruit expression of blackberry and plum, complexed with savoury French oak. Full bodied and generous with excellent depth of blackberry fruit, supported by the tannin structure. Texture and structure will enable good cellaring potential.
95 Points James Halliday Wine Companion
“Allow this time to breathe and it spreads its wings impressively. It tastes of dark, sweet-centred blackberry, chocolate mocha and ground spices but the way it combines freshness and depth is the thing; and then there’s the way guy ropes of flavour-packed tannin stake a deep hold, keeping everything in place both now and long into the future.”
94 Points Huon Hooke
“Very deep red/purple colour, very young and bold. The bouquet is all about black plum and dark chocolate, while the palate is essency and rich, sweetly super-ripe and succulent, with massive tannins bringing up the rear.”
93 Points Tyson Stelzer
“From old vineyards throughout the Barossa floor and Eden Valley, Entity is a deeply-coloured, sumptuously fruited shiraz of layered spice and lingering black fruit appeal. It’s elegantly supported by one-third new French oak, contributing subtle dark chocolate to a long, liquorice-accented finish. Fine, well-structured tannins promise medium-term potential.”
92+ Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
"Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2013 Entity Shiraz is profoundly scented of crushed blackberries and wild blueberries with star anise, chocolate box, menthol and violets in the background. The ripe, seductive, medium to full-bodied palate is still quite youthful but open for business with velvety tannins and a lively lift to the long pepper and black berry laced finish."
92 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"This is an earthy, savoury style of Shiraz, with modest berry and plum fruit wrapped into a blanket of firm but silky tannins. Ample length and structure separates this from the rest of the pack."
Dan Berger's International Wine Competition 2016
International Wien Challenge 2016
The TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2016
Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
My aim with Entity is to produce an elegant Shiraz true to the Barossa. The 2013 Entity again includes some Eden Valley Shiraz to help maintain the elegance and style of Entity.
Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques were employed with Entity, allowing the wine to be approachable in its youth, but with ample structure and fruit depth to allow great potential for improvement in the bottle under good cellaring conditions, for at least 10-12 years.
Fermentation with submerged cap and small open stainless steel fermenters.100% barrel matured for 15 months, with 35% new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 litres) and the balance in 2, 3 and 4 year old hogsheads.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
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