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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
John Duval Plexus 2007
John Duval Plexus 2007
(search item no. 99720)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

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.
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About John Duval:

John Duval began his self-titled label in 2003. Duval graduated from Adelaide University in 1973 with a degree in agriculture and winemaking before becoming a winemaker for Penfolds for the next 29 years. Duval was appointed Chief Winemaker at Penfolds in 1986 and was lucky enough to oversee one of the most dynamic periods of change in the Australian wine industry. He received Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London in 1989; Red Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine Challenge in London in 1991 and again in 2000; and saw the 1990 Penfolds Grange named the Wine of the Year by the prestigious US magazine Wine Spectator in 1995.

Duval focuses on fruit that comes from older vines in Barossa, including Rhone varietals, leading to one of his stellar ones, "Plexus."