John Duval Annexus Grenache 2016
Lifted red fruit aromatics, a hint of roses, anise and savory spices. The palate is medium bodied and shows an array of vibrant cranberry and raspberry fruit with impressive purity and flavor intensity. The palate is supported by a core of fresh acidity and shaped by seamless, fine tannins.
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Delicate streaks of Mediterranean herbs and dried spices add nuance to the cherry fruit in Duval’s 2016 Annexus Grenache. Aged a year in older hogsheads, the oak impact is minimal. It’s a medium to full-bodied, suave expression of old-vine Barossa Grenache, with a slightly coarse, tannic feel that adds a savory edge to fruit that might otherwise be too confected
Vibrant, offering a tangy, fresh mix of orange zest and gingerbread notes on a sleek frame. Bright cherry and cranberry flavors sing out, accented by spice and black tea details.
John Duval is one of Australia's most highly regarded winemakers. Raised on a South Australian farm with three generations of grape growers before him, his vinous path was fated. However, it was during his 28-year tenure with Penfolds that his passion for the famed Barossa Valley flourished. As Chief Winemaker and custodian of Australia's most famous wine, Grange, he was instrumental in establishing Penfolds as one of the world's great wineries. His accolades include being named UK Wine and Spirit Competition's International Winemaker of the Year, Red Winemaker of the Year (twice) and receiving Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year award. In 2003, John embarked on his own label, John Duval Wines, inspired by the best of the Barossa Valley's low-yielding, old vine vineyards. With a deft touch he crafts intense wines that are as complex and distinctive as the diverse terroir of his treasured Barossa Valley.