Duval Spiritus Shiraz Grenache Mataro 2016 – Barossa Valley

Duval Spiritus Shiraz Grenache Mataro 2016 - Barossa Valley

What’s special about this wine you ask? Well, it tastes pretty good, and it’s been crafted by former Penfolds chief winemaker, John Duval. In fact he is one of only 4 men who have made Penfolds Grange.

A big thanks to Cellarmasters who recently sent me this sample of the Duval Spiritus Shiraz Grenache Mataro 2016 from the Barossa Valley to taste. Mr Spittoon and I enjoyed it on a rather chilly night recently while soaking up some Netflix (yes that’s what we do most nights!).

The wine spends 12 months in French and American oak. It is made from a blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro.

Fun fact for you: When winemakers list a blend of grapes in a wine, typically they list the grapes in order of what contributes the most to the least in the blend.

Here are our notes on this Barossa Valley red:

It’s a gorgeous deep berry red shade in the glass. On the nose, it made me think of chocolate, berries and spice – yum! While in the mouth it has an incredibly smooth texture with a nice oomph of fruit and lick of spice. Extremely easy to consume and perfect for curry night. Yes, I love my Shiraz & Curry!

This wine was sent to me direct from Cellarmasters as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

For more Cellarmasters wine tasting notes, click here.

Grab a glass of wine and let me know what you think...

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