For the Collector…
From the Penfolds Winemaker of 29 years, John branched out on his own, not veering from quality fruit to make this stunning Shiraz, highlighting the great fruit from the Barossa. Here is deep purple with blackberry, liquorice and chocolate on the nose, followed by a silky-smooth mouth feel of black fruits, cedar and spice. The finish is long and lingering and this wine would be even better in a few years time! If you like Penfolds, try some of John Duval’s wines and you surely won’t be disappointed!
With Oregon boasting a terroir similar to Burgundy, it’s Pinot Noirs are gaining a reputation for being soft, supple and long lived. From Ken Wright Cellars, it’s a “hands off” approach to winemaking. This is a complex wine that showcases the lovely fruit with hints of earth and spice. Hold this for 10 years in your cellar and you won’t be disappointed.
Although there are 13 allowable grapes in a CdP, most are “classic” GSM and these are no exception. This wine comprises 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. A great vintage and certainly a keeper in your cellar. The price is great too!