2021 Annexus Shiraz
A selection of our best Shiraz from exceptional vintages. This inaugural 2021 release comes from a single vineyard in the Mount McKenzie area of Eden Valley.
Attached, linked or joined to; highlighting exceptional elements of Plexus
96 points “Deep crimson. Musky 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. Now – 2032.” Andrew Caillard MW, The Vintage Journal May 2023
95 points “The John Duval wines really are modern classics. This is the first release of Annexus shiraz. This comes from a single vineyard of Eden Valley shiraz that often finds its way into blending for the general shiraz wines from John Duval. It sees 25% new French oak. It’s got tension and precision written all over it. Heavily perfumed in forest berries, dark chocolate, alpine herbs and new leather/mahogany Chesterfield chair kinda thing. It’s succulent in texture, fine and firm in the palate and stretches luxuriously long. All of that perfume translates to flavours, a bit of extra cedar oak seasoning and a touch of sweet-earthiness too. It’s beautifully balance and all up classy.” Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, February 2023
94 points “Single-vineyard shiraz from Mount McKenzie; aged for 15 months in predominantly seasoned French oak. Deep blackberry and black plums with hints of fine spice, roasting meats, black licorice, cassis, violets and earth. There is a sense of grace and latent power on the palate, with pure fruit and plenty of detail across fine, compact tannins and bright acidity that propels the wine forward.” Dave Brookes, Wine Companion, 20th December 2022