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John Duval Wines Annexus Grenache 2015

Winery: John Duval Wines
Region: Barossa Valley
Wine: Annexus Grenache
Variety: Grenache
Vintage: 2015
UOM: 750ml

All grenache, all time. This is winemaking guru John Duval’s two best grenache plots, including a parcel from 150-year-old vines. Open top fermenters play a part in the winemaking, as does an inclusion of whole bunch in the ferments. All older oak for the 12 months it hands out in barrel. If I was making grenache, this is how I would do it, says the sophist in me.

Power, grace, finesse, flavour, tannin-structure, deliciousness, drinkability. Couldn’t ask for more. This is as elegant and seamless a grenache I have seen from Australia. Fine web of tannin gives additional succulence to cool, even, medium weight red fruit and spice flavours. Epic in length, total restraint, pure-feeling and energetic. It’s beautiful wine here. Utterly. Drink 2017-2030

95+ Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.

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