John Duval Wines Spiritus GSM 2016

Made exclusively for Cellarmasters by John Duval. Quality packaging for the price point. The quintessential Barossa blend.

John Duval Wines, Spiritus, Shiraz/Grenache/Mataro, Barossa Valley, 2016

 

Raspberries, pencils, plums and a leafy tail: all wrapped in chocolatey oak. There’s a little crushed ant and summer’s day bitumen road for complexity, but also a spike of heat to prickle the nasal hairs. The palate swaying in and out of brightness to drying tannin without depth of body to provide a cushion or easy up front drinkability. The wine presents a little sour, mean and tight. The anti fruit bomb approach seems miserly. Finishes a touch hard and short.

RRP: $16.50
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 15.75/20

Wine sample courtesy of Cellarmasters

 

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