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    John Duval Plexus MRV White 2010
    Rhone White Blends - Barossa Valley, Australia

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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Barossa Valley, Australia

    Varietal: Rhone White Blends

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Fruity & Smooth

    Alcohol By Volume: 13%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 108175

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Gentle pressings were combined with free run juice and cold settled. Fermentation commenced in stainless steel but some of the Marsanne and Viognier finished fermentation in and was aged in barrel until bottled in late September. The remaining Marsanne and the Roussanne was aged on lees in tank until bottling, to enhance the structure and texture of the wine.

    The aim with Plexus MRV is to promote a vibrant expression of fruit aromas from the interaction of the three varieties; and on the palate, to build structure and texture, rather than just acid crispness. The nose has lifted aromas of stone fruits and citrus. The palate is medium bodied with flavors of mandarin, pear and Asian spice. The wine finishes with lingering citrus notes and minimal acidity.

    Critical Acclaim:

    (61% marsanne, 26% roussanne and 13% viognier): Pale gold. Heady, expressive scents of dried citrus fruits, mango, poached pear and honey, along with a smoky quality and a hint of tarragon. Bright and lively but also dense, offering pungent lemon and orange rind, pear and honey flavors. Finishes smooth, broad and long, with very good clarity and spicy persistence. This has the heft to handle richer foods but it's not carrying any excess weight.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    This very first vintage of 2010 Plexus Blanc is a blend of 62% Marsanne, 26% Roussanne and 13% Viognier. It has a pretty honeysuckle and orange blossom scented nose with peaches, poached pears and a suggestion of white pepper. The medium to full-bodied palate has wonderfully pure stone fruit and fennel seed flavors with medium-high acid and a nice silky texture going long into the finish. It’s drinking beautifully now and should have some capacity to develop a honeyed / toasty character over the next 4-6 years.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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