John Duval Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre, Barossa Valley 2009

The wine of the week in today’s Good Living section of the SMH is the 2009 John Duval Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre from the Barossa Valley.

Huon Hooke writes:

John Duval seems able to weave more detail and elegance into Barossa reds than most and this is an exemplary GSM style. Being shiraz-driven, it’s darker and more powerfully structured than many of its genre, with dusty, earthy and savoury spice aromas, a hint of meatiness and suble black fruits.

Intense, deep and layered in the mouth, it has a lovely core of fruit sweetness and a clean, dry and very long finish. It’s concentrated without being overdone and is not a Barossa blockbuster. Delicious. Drink now to 2025.

Food: Most red meats, especially casseroled beef cheeks, ossobuco and stews; and hard cheeses such as asiago, gruyere and beaufort.

Sounds like a great winter wine! And one for the wine cellar.

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