John Duval Wines Entity Magnum 1.5L 2018


 Vintage 2018

Following the pattern of recent years, the preceding winter rainfalls were above average followed by slightly drier conditions through spring. Warmer-than-average conditions through October and November promoted healthy canopies, good flowering and a healthy set of bunches. Very dry conditions through summer tested the growers to maintain good vineyard management practices and preserve vine health, and they were rewarded with perfect ripening and harvest conditions throughout March and early April. Vintage concluded with 30mm of rain in mid-April which refreshed the vineyards after the dry vintage. We believe 2018 will produce many exceptional wines, with Eden Valley Shiraz, in particular, appearing amongst the best in living memory. These wines display vibrant fruit and lifted aromatics combined with depth and intensity on the palate, without being heavy.