Private Order

• Order the following John Duval wines by the case via Private Order online from B & W Wines. For assistance with ordering wines, you can contact their office at any time at 416 531-5553 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• The following, Plexus white blend—71% Marsanne/20% Viognier/9% Roussanne—was sourced from prime Barossa growing areas with the Marsanne from Marananga and Seppeltsfield, Viognier from Eden Valley and Roussanne from Kalimna.

****1/2 drink now 
John Duval Wines ‘Plexus’ 2015
Barossa $45.00 12.5% alcohol
Floral and honeysuckle aromas abound on the nose of this gorgeous white blend—Marsanne/Roussanne/Viognier. It’s medium-full bodied with generous mouthfeel and a tapestry of flavours interwoven on the palate—white peach and pear with apricot, lively spice and lip-smacking, lemony tang with an herbal twist. There was partial ageing in older oak barrel, now integrated and barely perceptible. This is well balanced and delivers crisp, clean and refreshing flavour from twist top to last drop. (Vic Harradine)

• Fruit for the following Duval ‘Entity’ was sourced from 100% older-vine Shiraz in Krondorf, Eden Valley and Marananga wine areas. It was then barrel-aged in 300L French oak hogsheads for 15 months—35% new, the balance 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill.

****1/2 drink or cellar 
John Duval Wines ‘Entity’ 2014
Barossa $65.00 14.5% alcohol
An involved nose of black currant, mocha and sprigs of savory herb herald a medium-plus, generously textured stream of juicy black cherry, ripe bramble berry decorated with black pepper and a hint of vanilla. There’s firm structure from still-evolving tannin and excellent, tang-laden balance to the delicious ripe fruit, especially on the spicy, lengthy aftertaste. Approachable now after a three-hour aeration/decant, better 2019 and beyond. (Vic Harradine)

The following ‘Annexus’ was fashioned from 80% Eden Valley and 20% Barossa Valley fruit from two, low-yielding, Grenache vineyards that were barrel-matured 12 months in seasoned, French oak, 300L hogsheads. The oldest parcel of fruit was sourced from 150-year-old ‘ancestor’ Grenache vines.

***** drink or cellar 
John Duval Wines ‘Annexus’ 2015
Barossa $85.00 14.0% alcohol
This 100%, low-yielding, old-vine Grenache showcases persistent purity of fruit, complexity, good structure, deft balance and oodles of charm. Black briary berry and red currant flavours intertwine on the palate mingling with earthy notes and notions of baking spice while underpinned by soft, fine-grained tannin. The monumentally long aftertaste delivers more of the same. Kudos to owner/winemaker, John Duval. (Vic Harradine)

• The following ‘Eligo’ is John Duval’s flagship red sourced from some of the finest 2014 Shiraz to be found in Barossa Valley and Eden Valley Geographical Indications with further meticulous barrel selection producing limited production of some 500 dozen bottles. Fermentation occurred with submerged cap in small, stainless-steel fermenters with select fruit on their skins for two weeks. Fruit was barrel-aged 20 months in fine-grained, French oak, 300 L hogsheads—60% new, the balance two- and three-years old.

***** cellar 
John Duval Wines ‘Eligo’ 2014
Barossa $130.00 14.5% alcohol
There are myriad aromas on the nose with savory herbs, cassis, gamy and tarry notes to the fore. It’s full bodied, fully textured and full Monty on the flavour spectrum, rich and delicious—black Bing cherry, cassis and ripe mulberry adorned with black pepper, earthy notes and black licorice. It promises to be an outstanding wine experience, though requiring time to fully integrate firm tannin, luscious fruit, lip-smacking tang and perceptible oaky notes—pop corks 2022 and well beyond. (Vic Harradine)