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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

John Duval Wines
September 19, 2018

 

White

2013 John Duval Plexus Marsanne Viognier Roussanne: "notes of apricots, poached pears and allspice with hints of honeysuckle and white pepper. Medium-bodied, there is a pleasant touch of oiliness to the texture with a great concentration of fruit, finishing with lingering anise and baking spice notes." Lisa Perrotti-Brown Wine Advocate 32; Mixed Case, 28.8; Case, 27.2

 

Red

2013 John Duval Plexus; Aroma: plump dense, full, rich, smoky, heady smoky, rich; Mouth: clean smooth full, earthy, clean, firm, spicy rounded; Very Good - Excellent 37; Mixed Case, 33.3; Case, 31.45

2014 John Duval Entity Shiraz; Aroma: Thick leather & plum; Mouth: Clean smooth heady rich but not heavy, lightly delineated plummy finish; Very Good - Excellent 37; Mixed Case, 33.3; Case, 31.45

2015 John Duval Annexus Grenache; Color: Medium dark; Aroma: Heady sweet rather dense, heady ; Mouth: Clean herbal, smooth, fine acid plummy, rather smooth, good length; Very Good - Excellent 65; Mixed Case, 58.5; Case, 55.25

2014 John Duval Eligo Shiraz; Aroma: light elegant clean, very pretty, thick restrained richness; lightly elegant, very pretty; Mouth: smooth, getting older, tight acid restrained, rather firm, very clean, fine pretty, balanced & poised; Excellent 99; Mixed Case, 90; Case, 85

 

Tasting Discounts

 Any six - 11 bottles of the above for a 10% discount

 Any twelve bottles of the above for a 15% discount

 

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