2016 John Duval "Plexus White" Barossa Valley

SKU #1377115 94 points James Halliday

 Matured for 6 months in French oak. I'd really love to taste this wine in 3-5 years time. It's pleasant now, its balance and freshness admirable, but it's the potential for flavour and complexity development that is eye - or mouth - catching. It's specific to this wine, the blend common enough, but often bland.  (8/2017)

92 points James Suckling

 A fresh and lively white with sliced lemon and pear character. Full body, bright acidity and a stone and licorice undertone  (7/2017)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2016 Plexus Blanc is fragrantly scented of honeyed peaches, beeswax, grapefruit peel and lemongrass with a touch of orange blossom. Medium-bodied with a lovely satiny texture, it has a refreshing backbone cutting through the expressive stone fruit and savory flavors, finishing long. (LPB) 91+  (8/2017)


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By: Neal Fischer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/17/2018 | Send Email
Duval’s Plexus, hailing from the Barossa Valley in South Australia, is composed of 50% Marsanne, 42% Roussanne, and 8% Viognier. This impressive and fun wine has a bright nose of nectarine, a touch of citrus, and nice minerality. The palate brings the citrus to the fore with some pithiness and just a touch of oak. A very solid wine.

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Australia

- While it is true that the greatest strides in Australian winemaking have come in the last 30 years or so, commercial viticulture began as early as the 1820s and has developed uninterrupted ever since. The majority of the great wine regions are in the southeastern area of the continent, including Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, and Coonawarra in South Australia; Yarra Yarra Valley and Pyrenees in Victoria; and the Upper and Lower Hunter Valleys in New South Wales. Many of the wines from Southeastern Australia are based on Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon and various blends including Grenache and Mourvedre. In Western Australia, along the Margaret River, great strides are being made with Pinot Noir as well as Bordeaux-styled reds. There are also many world-class releases of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from the land Down Under, where Riesling also enjoys international acclaim. While many equate Aussie wines with “value,” there are more than a few extremely rare and pricey options, which never fail to earn the highest ratings from wine publications and critics throughout the world.
Sub-Region:

South Australia

Specific Appellation:

Barossa Valley