2010 John Duval "Plexus" Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvèdre Barossa Valley South Australia

SKU #1128409 94 points James Halliday

 Bright colour; a beautifully generous, plump and fleshy blend, with a backbone of Proven?al garrigue providing light to the masses of sweet red and black fruits shade; the trailing spice and purity of fruit is seamless and very long

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 92+ The Wine Advocate: Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Plexus Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre is a blend of Shiraz 52%, Grenache 29% and Mourvedre 19%. This wine opens with notes of blackberry preserves, blueberry compote and warm black plums over suggestions of vanilla, cinnamon toast, anise, espresso and mandarin peel. Full-bodied and generously fruited with warm black berry and spice flavors plus a touch of oak, it has a good backbone of medium to firm finely-grained tannins and just enough acid to balance through the long finish. It’s delicious now but should improve with 2-3 years in bottle and drink well to 2022+.

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (52% shiraz, 29% grenache and 19% mourvedre): Bright violet color. Dark berries, licorice, mocha, lavender and black pepper on the nose. Supple and smooth in texture, with fresh blueberry and blackberry fruit complicated by touches of mocha and vanilla. Offers a suave combination of depth and vivacity, finishing with clinging sweetness and subtle floral notes.

91 points Wine Spectator

 This supple, generous red offers juicy cherry, tobacco and cream flavors, finishing with crisp tannins as the flavors linger effortlessly. Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2015. 1,000 cases imported. –HS

Wine & Spirits

 A blend of shiraz, grenache and mourvedre, this is a juicy red with sweet, jammy flavors of red currants and cherries. It’s further enriched by oak, yielding complex scents of leather to accompany the plush fruit. For grilled meats.  (10/2012)

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South Australia

Specific Appellation:

Barossa Valley

Alcohol Content (%): 14.5