2012 John Duval Plexus
Barossa Valley, South Australia
Yum, yum, yum. Especially after a bit of air, the red and blue fruits and Asian spice jump all over your palate, finishing with nice touches of fragrant wood and tannin.
92 ST; 95 JH
$35.99 as part of a mixed case.
18+ bottles available.
"A true reflection of Barossa's soil and climate, Plexus expresses complex aromas and flavors combining red and dark fruits with savory notes. The palate is framed by youthful fine tannins and subtle savory French oak adds to the structure and complexity."
"Shiraz (51%), Grenache (30%), Mourvedre (19%). Fermentation with submerged cap in both traditional old open top tanks and small stainless steel fermentersOak Maturation: 100% barrel matured in French oak for 15 months, 10% new.14.5% alc."
"92 pts ... Deep ruby. Complex aromas of red and dark berries, pipe tobacco, peppery spices and fresh flowers. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry compote flavors that flesh out and become spicier with air. Tightens back up on the long, incisive finish, which is firmed by dusty, fine-grained tannins. This wine saw only 10% new French oak."
"95 pts ... Armed with flavor and dangerously drinkable. Red and black berries, ground Asian spice, earth, aniseed and a quick kiss of cedary French oak. Puts on an impeccable performance."
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