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    John Duval Entity Shiraz 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz - Barossa Valley, Australia

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    • RP95
    • JH93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 The Wine Advocate, 93 International Wine Cellar, 93 Australian Wine Companion, 92 Wine Spectator, 92 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Barossa Valley, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 120874

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2010 Entity includes some Eden Valley Shiraz to help maintain the elegance and style of Entity. Dense ruby purple in color, Entity expresses intense blackberry and blueberry fruit with subtle, yet spicy, French oak notes within a youthful structure with restrained power and fine tannins. Under good cellaring conditions, this wine will age well for at least fifteen years.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Entity Shiraz is scented of ripe blueberries, mulberries and Chinese dried plum with vanilla pod, dark chocolate, cedar, violet and fruit cake nuances. This full-bodied wine is densely packed with black berry preserve and baking spice flavors, has a refreshing acid line to add lift and medium to firm levels of rounded tannins. It has a long length with some oak poking through on the finish. Drink it from 2014 to 2024+.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Glass-staining purple. Black raspberry, cassis, mocha and Indian spices. Concentrated and expansive, offering intense dark fruit flavors and a hint of candied violet. Shows an impressive marriage of power and finesse, with no rough edges. Lively, fresh and very persistent on the finish, with silky tannins providing shape and grip.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Impenetrable colour; there is a lush and voluptuous nature to the wines of John Duval, with sweetness of fruit, exotic spices and warmth enveloping this particular example; lavish levels of oak accompany masses of fruit, tannin and licorice; long and toasty, this is big and slippery at the same time.

    93 Points
    Australian Wine Companion

    Rich flavors of black cherry and spice pick up hints of rose petal and white pepper as the finish evolves. The supple texture glides easily into a deftly balanced end point.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    John Duval created this wine after leaving his long-time post as chief winemaker for Penfolds. It’s a blend of old-vine fruit from vineyards in Krondorf, Tanunda and Light Pass, with Eden Valley providing some of the freshness that’s apparent in the cool feel of the wine. Black pepper scents of the grape combine with intriguing herbal notes of tobacco and sage, which add dimension to the zesty dark fruit. This should age with grace.

    92 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    This wine opens with a dense nose of chocolate, dates and spice. The palate is full-bodied, ripe and rich without being soft. Flavors of blackberry and leather are nicely framed by cedary oak. Could benefit from additional aging.

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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