Plush and satisfying
John Duval Entity Shiraz 2014, Barossa Valley, AUD $50
This is an expressive and somewhat traditional style of Barossa shiraz with plush, velvety fruit, complexing oak and plentiful ripe, generous tannin. However, what sets it apart from many is the concentration of flavour. Also, the wine is not only about sweet fruit – there is also a beguiling savouriness that adds intrigue.
A satisfying wine that will benefit from time in bottle to allow its elements to mellow and harmonise.
Score: 92 ★★★★
Ageing: 2018 to 2024
Food: Beef Wellington
Stockists: John Duval Wines; The Summerhill Wine Shop – NSW (AU); Regional Wine and Spirits, Wellington (NZ)