2008 John Duval Wines Plexus

Red Rhone Blend

  • Australia
  • > South Australia
  • > Barossa
  • > Barossa Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2020
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • gmbdds wrote: (89 points)

    December 25, 2014 - Needs a little air time to allow strong tar notes to blow off. After 30-60 minutes, moderate tar and a mouthful of dark fruit notes. Sleek and acidic with little tannin.

  • TrentA wrote: (92 points)

    December 20, 2014 - Expressive and delicate like only John can do

  • WimHH Likes this wine: (89 points)

    June 14, 2014 - Eye: dark red to purple, not translucent at all
    Nose: not very strong, mineral, forest
    Palate: tannins, little bit too sweet for me, fresh, reminds me of fresh leaves (bur don't know which ones ;-))

  • PlanetX wrote: (91 points)

    April 17, 2014 - Full throttled from start to finish. Anise dominated flavors. Expect it will be better in a few years.

  • quaffnov Likes this wine: (91 points)

    April 5, 2014 - 2 hour decant. Bouquet is very earthy in its tone, black olives came to mind along with a tinge of mushroom. Very little tannin involved, a tad acidic, the olives continued along with a mushroom/forest tinge, virtually no fruit was apparent. Average legs on this one and the alcohol was not very noticeable. The finish is medium in length and pleasant. Earlier in the evening drank a much more fruit forward wine and found the contrast highly enjoyable, from now on a fruit/savory counterpoint will be a point to pursue.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/19/2013 (link)

    (John Duval, Plexus Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvèdre Barossa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

The Rhone Report

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #12, 6/23/2012 (link) 93 points

    (John Duval Wines Plexus) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/6/2011 (link)

    (John Duval, Plexus Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvèdre Barossa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2010, IWC Issue #151 (link)

    (John Duval Wines Plexus Barossa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion

  • By James Halliday
    2/15/2010 (link)

    (John Duval Wines Plexus Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer John Duval Wines
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Plexus
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Barossa
  • Appellation Barossa Valley
  • UPC Code 767749011017

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 24 (4%)
  • In Cellars 347 (54%)
  • Consumed 269 (42%)

Food Pairing

Lamb Tenderloin, Mildly spiced chicken

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  16 votes