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John Duval Plexus Red 2007

Rhone Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Barossa, Australia
  • JH93
  • RP92
  • WS91
14.5% ABV
  • JH94
  • WS93
  • RP92
  • JH94
  • RP93
  • WS92
  • JH95
  • JS94
  • WS91
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Winemaker 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.

Critical Acclaim

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JH 93
Australian Wine Companion
Bright, but light, color; a fragrant bouquet of red fruits is replicated on the light- to medium-bodied palate, backed by gossamer fine, savory tannins.
RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Plexus Grenache (28%)-Shiraz (51%)-Mourvedre (21%) was aged for 16 months in predominantly seasoned French oak. It is dark ruby-colored with a perfumed nose of cedar, tobacco, lavender, kirsch, and black cherry. Velvety-textured, rich, and concentrated, it is packed with flavor, is impeccably balanced, and will drink well for a decade.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Creamy in texture, this is ripe with cherry, pomegranate, ash and black pepper flavors, persisting nicely on the long, expressive finish. Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre.
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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."

CNC666372_2007 Item# 99720

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