Saturday, 28 September 2013

John Duval Plexis White 2012

This is a blend of Roussane, Marsanne and Viognier which is commonly found in the white wines of the Rhone Valley. The blending of the three varieties works well as they each bring something to the enjoyment journey. Viognier brings big hits of flavour, Marsanne the elegance and ease of textural elements and Rousanne the beautiful line and length of structure. Generally these style wines are easy to drink and don’t need to o much bottle age but the best examples need time to show their best.

John Duval Plexis White 2012

What an ugly wine on day 1 with the oak taking the centre stage. On day 2 things started to turn around as the flavour of lemon, orange peel, nectarines and summer blossom take over. The palate is creamy in texture but it is balanced out by vibrant acidity. The three elements of the wine are nicely composed and I would recommend a further 6 months in the bottle before opening them up.


Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: $30
Rated: 87
Drink: 2014 - 2018

Plexus MRV wine bottle - John Duval Wines

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