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    John Duval Plexus Red 2007
    Rhone Red Blends - Barossa Valley, Australia

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    • JH93
    • ST92
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    Professional Ratings: 93 Australian Wine Companion, 92 The Wine Advocate, 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine Spectator

    Region: Barossa Valley, Australia

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 99720

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2007 vintage of Plexus is an intricately structured blend comprised of rich and vibrant fruit from Barossa Valley's old, low yielding vines. A true refection of Barossa's soil and climate, Plexus expresses a combination of lifted aromatic red fruits with a touch of savory spice and subtle oak. On the palate, red and black fruit combine with layers of spice. Intense and elegant, Plexus demonstrates ripe, fine tannins, an impressive concentration, and a seamless balance. Traditional winemaking practices and fifteen months in French oak barriques will ensure themage worthiness of this fourth release.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Bright, but light, color; a fragrant bouquet of red fruits is replicated on the light- to medium-bodied palate, backed by gossamer fine, savory tannins.

    93 Points
    Australian Wine Companion

    The 2007 Plexus Grenache (28%)-Shiraz (51%)-Mourvedre (21%) was aged for 16 months in predominantly seasoned French oak. It is dark ruby-colored with a perfumed nose of cedar, tobacco, lavender, kirsch, and black cherry. Velvety-textured, rich, and concentrated, it is packed with flavor, is impeccably balanced, and will drink well for a decade.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Deep ruby-red. Fresh raspberry and cherry aromas display a striking southern Rhone-like character, with complicating notes of dried flowers, spicecake and minerals. Juicy and smooth, with sweet red berry flavors and gentle tannins. The finish is brisk, gently sweet and long. No way I'd have guessed that this came from a drought year. Ninety percent of this wine was raised in five- or six-year-old French hogsheads, the rest in new casks.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Creamy in texture, this is ripe with cherry, pomegranate, ash and black pepper flavors, persisting nicely on the long, expressive finish. Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    User Reviews:

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    JBurns (6/29/2012)
    Wonderful Rhone blend from Australia. John Duval wines are excellent. Give this a try.
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    wine_critic (11/1/2011)
    This wine vintage of 2006 was my favorite and so is this. Oak, fruid and black pepper flavors are excellent. low in acid and tannins. I am going to keep two bottles in cellar to mature more.
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    walktard (11/17/2013)
    3.5 stars, just not enough to make 4 stars for me. Mellow tannins, medium+ acidity, cherry and raspberry on palate.
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    John Westcott (11/1/2012)
    What is all the fuss about? Over-rated and overpriced.
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