John Duval Wines 2018 Annexus Grenache (Barossa)

Duval's small production of “Annexus” Grenache has always been a dense, medium to full bodied bottling bound for the cellar, and the 2018 is no exception. Translucent and cherry-hued, it opens with bright red berry and blueberry fruit, flecked with black olives, flowers and notes of damp earth and undergrowth, all supported by a good lick of spicy, toasty oak. On the palate, elevated acidity feels uncharacteristic to the variety. Finely knit tannins are spicy and drying, but generous helpings of pure fruit and barrel influence take center stage. A power play between elegance and muscle, this should unfurl its beauty between 2023–2035. Christina Pickard

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    Old Bridge Cellars
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