2008 Duval Wines, John Plexus

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • JH 95
  • RR 93
  • WA 93
  • IWC 93
  • WE 90
  • WS 90

Reviews for 2008 Duval Wines, John Plexus

JH 95
James Halliday - James Halliday, August 2010
Purple-red; Barossa Valley blends of Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvedre seldom have the poise conviction or richness of this wine; the flavours are multilayered yet not the least jammy the tannins particularly good the length all... Purple-red; Barossa Valley blends of Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvedre seldom have the poise conviction or richness of this wine; the flavours are multilayered yet not the least jammy the tannins particularly good the length all one can ask for.
RR 93
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, June 2012
A blend of 53% Shiraz 26% Grenache and 21% Mourvedre that's aged in a scant 10% new French oak (mostly aged in 3-year-old larger barrels) the 2008 John Duval Wines Plexus is a brilliantly put together blend that boasts... A blend of 53% Shiraz 26% Grenache and 21% Mourvedre that's aged in a scant 10% new French oak (mostly aged in 3-year-old larger barrels) the 2008 John Duval Wines Plexus is a brilliantly put together blend that boasts top-notch aromas of black currants red plums sappy underbrush mint candied flowers and pepper on the nose. While it's upfront and loaded with fruit it nevertheless has uncommon depth and complexity. On the palate it is seamless and polished with a full-bodied elegant texture integrated acidity and beautiful purity of fruit that shines through the finish. Classic stuff that is more than a little impressive; it will drink beautifully for 10-15 years.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
The 2008 Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre is a decidedly Shiraz dominant version of this classic blend. Deep garnet-purple colored it gives an abundance of Indian spice aromas - cumin seed fenugreek and cloves - over... The 2008 Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre is a decidedly Shiraz dominant version of this classic blend. Deep garnet-purple colored it gives an abundance of Indian spice aromas - cumin seed fenugreek and cloves - over raspberry cordial preserved blackberry dusty earth powdered cinnamon and moss covered tree bark. The full-bodied palate displays the elegance of this blend in its effortless harmony offering a medium-high level of very fine tannins crisp acid and ample opulent flesh with a long finish. Drink it now to 2018+. 93+ -Lisa Perrotti-Brown
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2010
Inky ruby. Expressive black raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by black and white pepper and incense. A floral note comes up air and carries onto the palate joining sweet red and dark berry preserve flavors and... Inky ruby. Expressive black raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by black and white pepper and incense. A floral note comes up air and carries onto the palate joining sweet red and dark berry preserve flavors and undertones of anise and candied rose. A hint of candied flowers lingers on a very long sappy finish. I'd have no problem drinking this now. For a wine from a ripe vintage this is quite elegant.
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, October 2010
For the past several years Duval's Plexus has been remarkably consistent in quality. The only indication here that 2008 was a difficult vintage (because of the heat) is this wine's creamy immediacy which suggests early... For the past several years Duval's Plexus has been remarkably consistent in quality. The only indication here that 2008 was a difficult vintage (because of the heat) is this wine's creamy immediacy which suggests early consumption (now-2015). The blackberry fruit is fresh and briary spiced with hints of cedar and vanilla; lush and long on the finish. - J.C.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2010
Bright and jazzy with a smoky edge to the tart blackberry and cherry flavors picking up a licorice note on the finish. Has complexity and balance and cellaring should bring it all together. Shiraz Grenache and Mourvèdre... Bright and jazzy with a smoky edge to the tart blackberry and cherry flavors picking up a licorice note on the finish. Has complexity and balance and cellaring should bring it all together. Shiraz Grenache and Mourvèdre. Best from 2012 through 2018. -HS