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John Duval Entity Shiraz 2006

John Duval Entity Shiraz 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $42.99
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Item No. 94068
  • JH96
  • RP94
  • ST93
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 vintage of Entity is an intricately structured wine comprised of rich and vibrant Shiraz fruit. A true reflection of Barossa's soil and climate, Entity displays youthful blackberry, blueberry and savory French oak aromas. Entity's palate is rich and generous, with concentrated dark fruit and fine, ripe tannins. The finish is elegant and carries through with excellent fruit intensity.

Traditional winemaking practices and seventeen months in French oak barriques will ensure the age worthiness of this third release. Enjoy the 2006 vintage now or cellar it for 10 years to garner additional complexity.

Critical Acclaim

"Saturated crimson-purple; has achieved the density of fruit to guarantee a 30-year life without the least hint of overripe fruit or alcohol heat; perfect balance and integration of fruit, oak and tannins; the work of a master."
96 Points

"The 2006 Entity is a 100% Shiraz cuvee exhibiting a bit more restraint than the Plexus. It presents an aromatic array of smoke, pepper, Asian spices, tar, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. On the palate it is full-bodied, smooth-textured, deep, and intensely flavored but not over the top. Its impeccable balance should permit 5-7 years of additional cellaring and it should offer prime drinking from 2014 to 2028. It, too, is a superb value. John Duval was the principal winemaker at Penfolds Grange from 1986 to 2002."
94 Points

"Inky ruby. Pungent dark berry and candied cherry aromas are complicated by smoked meat, licorice and Asian spices. Powerful and deep in dark berry flavors, but almost shockingly lithe and precise, displaying fresh raspberry and blueberry on the back. An undercurrent of juicy acidity contributes lift and precision, and helps to extend the finish. This terrific shiraz offers a deft balance of finesse and depth, not to mention impressive finishing clarity and cut."
93 Points

"Juicy and lively, brimming with blackberry, currant and subtle spices, remaining fresh and brilliant through the long, persuasive finish. The tannins are crisp but well-integrated. Drink now through 2018. 1,000 cases imported. "
92 Points

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Rating:
(9/21/2010)
If you like big flavor this is excellent value for money
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Rating:
(9/24/2010)
definitely good red fruit and blackcurrent on the nose and taste. maybe a hint of spice after a few glass. but personally i tasted/smelled creaminess and chocolate favor. definitely a sweet wine but not over the top.
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(9/29/2010)
I was disappointed in a wine that was so highly rated. It was only drinkable after it had been open for several days. Maybe it needs a few more years to mature.
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Learn About John Duval Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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