John Duval Wines Annexus Shiraz 2021


The first Annexus was born in 2013 when we got access to an amazing 1858-planted grenache vineyard in Eden Valley. In 2016 we introduced an Annexus Mataro into the lineup, the first time John had released a straight varietal Mataro (Mourvèdre) in his nearly fifty-year winemaking career. In 2021 the Shiraz from one of our key Eden Valley vineyards was of such exceptional quality that we felt compelled to highlight the site and grower and expand the Annexus range. We welcome the 2021 Annexus Shiraz to the range to complete our ‘deconstruction of the Plexus SGM – the Annexus’ each highlighting exceptional elements.

Vintage: 2020

Grape Variety: Shiraz

Region: Mount McKenzie, Eden Valley

96 points
Andrew Caillard MW, The Vintage Journal Barossa Guide by Andrew Caillard and Angus Hughson, May 2023 
Deep crimson. Mucky plum, blackberry, pastille aromas and flavours with roasted walnut, aniseed notes. Medium - powered and pure fruited on the palate with lacy fine tannins and attractive maturation complexity. Finishes chalky firm with lovely dark berry pastille fruits. Beautiful wine.