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John Duval Entity

John Duval Entity

John Duval Entity

John Duval says “My aim with Entity is to produce an elegant Shiraz true to the Barossa. The 2014 Entity again includes some Eden Valley Shiraz to help maintain the elegance and style of Entity.”
Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques were employed with Entity, allowing the wine to be approachable in its youth, but with ample structure and fruit depth to allow great potential for improvement in the bottle under good cellaring conditions, for at least 10-12 years.

Region: Barossa
Variety: Shiraz 100%, sourced from old vineyards in the Krondorf, Eden Valley and Marananga regions.
WInemaking: Fermentation with submerged cap and small open stainless steel fermenters.
Oak Maturation: 100% barrel matured for 15 months, with 35% new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 litres) and the balance in 2, 3 and 4 year old hogsheads.
Technical Notes:
Alcohol 14.5%
pH 3.51
TA 6.23g/l
Colour: Deep purple red
Nose: Dark fruit expression of blackberry and plum, gives way to some lifted floral notes and savoury, spicy French oak.
Palate: Full bodied and generous with excellent concentration of blackberry fruit. Textured layers of fruit, balanced acidity and fine, long tannins will enable good cellaring potential.

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The John Duval Entity 2014 was widely raved about in the trade press.

96 pts “Succulent, rich and powerful with predominantly black fruits and some spice. The hallmarks are its supple mouthfeel and effortless balance.” James Halliday James Halliday’s 2017 Wine Companion, August 2016

92 pts “Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Entity Shiraz reveals crushed blackberries and blackcurrants on the nose with hints of dried Provence herbs, garrique, eucalypt and black pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivered mouth-filling black fruits and peppery flavors with chewy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing with a spicy lift.” Lisa Perrotti-Brown The Wine Advocate June 2016



Producer: Colour: RedGrape: ShirazRegion: South Australia, Barossa ValleyAlcohol: 14.5%Vintage: 2015Grape Details: 100% Shiraz

£31.00 a bottle

2 in stock


John Duval Wines

“John Duval started work at Penfolds in 1974, and worked with the legendary Max Schubert and Don Ditter in the formative years of his career. He took over from Don Ditter as chief winemaker in 1986,a post he held until November, 2002. As chief winemaker, he was responsible for the production of Grange and the other legendary red wines from Penfolds. He was twice named Red Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine Challenge.
The 2003 vintage was the first vintage of his own label, made with fruit sourced from some long-time friends in the Barossa. “

Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is one of the major regions in Australia, where many of the major wine companies are based. It is believed the first vineyards were planted in the 1840s by Silesian migrants (who settled in Bethany). There followed a rapid expansion of plantations. The early styles of wines produced were heavy dry red wines and fortified wines that were popular both domestically and in Britain. After the Second World War the styles shifted to lighter table wines with production of Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Barossa Valley is home to some very well known names such as Seppelt, Wolf Blass and Penfolds as well as many smaller producers. The climate is Mediterranean with hot dry summers and cool wet winters, making it ideal for viticulture. The main wine styles: White – Semillon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon-Chardonnay blend; Red – Shiraz (full bodied & ripe) with Old Vine Shiraz a speciality of many vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Shiraz-Grenache-Mataro blend, Cabernet-Merlot blend.


flourish in a range of climates. In the warm to hot climates you can expect extremely intense aromatic, rich, full bodied wines, with hugh fruit (almost sweet) and chocolately tasting. In the more moderate/cooler climates you’re more likely to find structured Shiraz wines with black cherry, pepper and spice characters rather than the chocolate and fruit styles found in warmer climates.

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