John Duval Wines Annexus Mataro 2022

$78.00

A selection of our best Mataro from exceptional vintages. 2022 sourced from a single 100+ year old vineyard in Light Pass. The first Annexus was borne in 2013 when John got access to an amazing 1858-planted grenache vineyard in Eden Valley. In 2016 John Duval Wines introduced an Annexus Mataro and finally, completing the deconstruction of Plexus SGM, an Annexus Shiraz in 2021. 

Vintage: 2022

Variety: Mataro

Region: Barossa Valley

Reviews

96 points - Huon Hooke, The real Review Deep dark red with a tint of purple; the bouquet is dense, savoury, reserved and shows pepper, graphite, earth and clean leather. Unsurprisingly, this mataro stood out as very different from the other wines in a line-up of grenaches. There’s a firm structure and there is a big input from tannin and the savoury/earthy/peppery characteristics of mataro. A solid, old-school Barossa red and typical of mataro. It also responded to generous aeration.” 

95 points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front Well, it couldn’t be anything other than mataro, the signature here is so firm. Black and blue fruit, bergamot, spice, dark chocolate and liquorice, dried herbs and new leather. Medium to full-bodied, roasted nuts and beef dripping trimmed with rosemary and sage, fleshy but fine tannin, with a cherry pip and orange peel finish of excellent length. Rugged, but polished into shape. Very good!” 

The first Annexus was borne in 2013 when John got access to an amazing 1858-planted grenache vineyard in Eden Valley. In 2016 John Duval Wines introduced an Annexus Mataro and finally, completing the deconstruction of Plexus SGM, an Annexus Shiraz in 2021. Each vintage John Duval Wines aims to highlight a different, exceptional single parcel of Shiraz to showcase the amazing sites they have access to in their home, the Barossa.