2007 Duval Wines, John Plexus

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • JH 93
  • JO 93
  • WA 92
  • IWC 92
  • WE 91
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2007 Duval Wines, John Plexus

JH 93
James Halliday - James Halliday, December 2008
Bright but light colour; a fragrant bouquet of red fruits is replicated on the light- to medium-bodied palate backed by gossamer fine savoury tannins. Screwcap.
JO 93
Jeremy Oliver - Jeremy Oliver, May 2009
Fine elegant and well structured this balanced and approachable red bend has a fresh briary and slightly confiture-like aroma of blackberries blueberries raspberries cherries and sweet chocolate/vanilla oak with licorice... Fine elegant and well structured this balanced and approachable red bend has a fresh briary and slightly confiture-like aroma of blackberries blueberries raspberries cherries and sweet chocolate/vanilla oak with licorice and clove-like undertones. It's vibrant mouthfilling and juicy round and generous delivering a smooth creamy presence on the palate delightfully stuffed with dark fruits and underpinned by fine tannins. It finishes dusty and savoury with meaty elements balanced by sweet oak.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2009
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... 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. -Jay Miller
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2009
Deep ruby-red. Fresh raspberry and cherry aromas display a striking southern Rhone-like character with complicating notes of dried flowers spicecake and minerals. Juicy and smooth with sweet red berry flavors and gentle... Deep ruby-red. Fresh raspberry and cherry aromas display a striking southern Rhone-like character with complicating notes of dried flowers spicecake and minerals. Juicy and smooth with sweet red berry flavors and gentle tannins. The finish is brisk gently sweet and long. No way I'd have guessed that this came from a drought year. Ninety percent of this wine was raised in five- or six-year-old French hogsheads the rest in new casks.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2010
Starts off with mulberry cola vanilla and clove and persists that way across the creamy-textured palate. A textbook Aussie blend marrying immediate approachability with 5-8 years of ageability. Another fine effort from... Starts off with mulberry cola vanilla and clove and persists that way across the creamy-textured palate. A textbook Aussie blend marrying immediate approachability with 5-8 years of ageability. Another fine effort from former Penfolds winemaker John Duval. J.C.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2009
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. Drink now through 2014. 1000 cases imported. -HS
JJB 92
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, March 2011
51% grenache 28% shiraz 21% mataro. Dark and opaque at the core the pale rim goes to garnet. The nose is closed initially yielding blackberry and sour cherry with hints of clove and cocoa powder. In the mouth though the... 51% grenache 28% shiraz 21% mataro. Dark and opaque at the core the pale rim goes to garnet. The nose is closed initially yielding blackberry and sour cherry with hints of clove and cocoa powder. In the mouth though the wine explodes as broad-textured fruit coats the palate with wild cherry and subtle spice at the forefront ending with fine slightly chalky tannins and lively acids. Another classic example of John Duval's personal style which emphasizes the more savory aspects of the fruit instead of the primary juicy qualities of grenache and shiraz. reminiscent of the Rhone. Give this a year or two in the bottle in order to mellow and peak drinking will occur in 5-7 years.