John Duval Wines

Entity Barossa Valley Shiraz

9.125 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Simon Gilligan

Big, ripe, luscious, blackberry, dark red cherry, bit of leather/tar, fine tannin (wish it was more though), mild spice. Unmistakeabley Barossan.

Big, ripe, luscious, blackberry, dark red cherry, bit of leather/tar, fine tannin (wish it was more though), mild spice. Unmistakeabley Barossan.

Jun 22nd, 2018
Adam Beasley

Massive wine. Opaque ruby, full bodied, and tannic. The aromas evolved consistently revealing black/blue fruit, Asian spices, incense, licorice, and eventually smoked meat and olive (though you’d never mistake this for Old World). Not a style I revisit too consistently but it certainly scratched an itch tonight.

Massive wine. Opaque ruby, full bodied, and tannic. The aromas evolved consistently revealing black/blue fruit, Asian spices, incense, licorice, and eventually smoked meat and olive (though you’d never mistake this for Old World). Not a style I revisit too consistently but it certainly scratched an itch tonight.

Jan 3rd, 2020
Ming L
9.0

Deep garnet color with purple rim. Aroma of ripe dark fruits, spice, tea leaf, vanilla, and touch of smoke and scent of floral. Palate is surprisingly refined and smooth as opposed to bold and tannic I was expecting. Long lasting sweet spicy finish. Balanced and elegant.

Deep garnet color with purple rim. Aroma of ripe dark fruits, spice, tea leaf, vanilla, and touch of smoke and scent of floral. Palate is surprisingly refined and smooth as opposed to bold and tannic I was expecting. Long lasting sweet spicy finish. Balanced and elegant.

Oct 3rd, 2017
Jan de Weerd

Rich, dark cherry jammy wine with a back bone of dark chocolate, tobacco tannin with hints of cedar. Playing with the top of the roof of your mouth and throat. Love it.

Rich, dark cherry jammy wine with a back bone of dark chocolate, tobacco tannin with hints of cedar. Playing with the top of the roof of your mouth and throat. Love it.

Apr 30th, 2017
Geoi

Alcoholic aroma. Big and voluptuous in fruit and mouthfeel. Rich and intense, dense fruitiness reminiscent of plum and unripe blackberries. In saying all this, it's not jammy at all because there's very good structure to this wine. Tight upon opening, it releases its tension with more complexity, such as fresh biscuit, warm leather, mint leaf, black currant and cigar box. Lacking some depth but nice overall The mouthfeel is beautiful with firm, gripping tannins, nice acidity and leathery in texture. Really solid.

Alcoholic aroma. Big and voluptuous in fruit and mouthfeel. Rich and intense, dense fruitiness reminiscent of plum and unripe blackberries. In saying all this, it's not jammy at all because there's very good structure to this wine. Tight upon opening, it releases its tension with more complexity, such as fresh biscuit, warm leather, mint leaf, black currant and cigar box. Lacking some depth but nice overall The mouthfeel is beautiful with firm, gripping tannins, nice acidity and leathery in texture. Really solid.

Sep 30th, 2016
Adam Dromi

Adam had this 6 years ago

Adam had this 6 years ago

Sep 13th, 2016
Christian Broder

GM/Sommelier The Social Wine Company

9.0

Christian had this 6 years ago

Christian had this 6 years ago

May 2nd, 2016
Jess White

Jess had this 7 years ago

Jess had this 7 years ago

Feb 12th, 2016
Doug Griffin

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Doug had this a year ago

Nov 1st, 2021
Logan Klobuchar

Logan had this 2 years ago

Logan had this 2 years ago

Feb 6th, 2021