Consignment Wines

****1/2 drink or cellar 
Yalumba ‘Old Bush Vines’ Grenache 2015 
Barossa $24.95 (313071) 14.0% alcohol
As the label suggests, this was sourced from old Grenache vines; all between 35- and 80-years-old. Spice-laden aromas of red and dark berry fruit and floral notes mingle on the nose of this medium-bodied, nicely textured red. You’ll find complexity, depth and persistent purity of fruit throughout. Flavours of red raspberry, blood orange and spice are borne along the palate on a streak of lip-smacking acidity—a trademark of Grenache. The finish offers more of the same. All in all, a top drop, terrific value and nudged 5 stars. (Vic Harradine)

• Order the following Plexus red blend by the 6-bottle case for delivery to home, office or restaurant online from B & W Wines.

• The following Plexus red blend ticks all the boxes winemaker John Duval had in mind when making this gem. Fruit was sourced from various sites in the Barossa Valley and his vision was to provide a wide expression of red fruit flavours along with structure and seamless balance plus a lengthy finish. The red blend—47% Shiraz/32% Grenache/21% Mourvèdre—includes fruit from Grenache vines planted in 1858 and Mourvèdre sourced from 80 to 115-year-old vines.

***** drink or cellar 
John Duval Wines ‘Plexus’ 2014
Barossa Valley $59.95 14.5% alcohol
Aromas leap from the glass of this Shiraz/Mourvèdre/Grenache blend with heavily perfumed notes of floral notes, baking spice, red and black berry fruit. It’s medium-full bodied, creamy-smooth textured with a mouth-filling stream of flavour and tang, bathing the palate, balanced on a pin, simply delicious—red currant and red plum interlaced with mulberry and piquant spice. Purity of fruit and delectable tang persist through the monumentally long finish and aftertaste. (Vic Harradine)