98 POINTS | Andrew Caillard MW
97 POINTS | Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
Another stunner produced by John Duval - one of the most highly regarded Australian winemakers of his era. John Duval was head winemaker for Penfolds for 12 years and was responsible for Grange and all of Penfolds other exalted releases during that time. In 1991, and again in 2000, he was named Red Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine Challenge held annually in London. A man with Duval's legendary credentials will only offer exceptional wines under his own name.
The Integrity is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (92%) from the Stonegarden Vineyard in Eden Valley and an exceptional parcel of Barossa Shiraz (8%). Complex, rich and smooth, this stunning wine has a long cellar life ahead of it. A sure investment for any fan of uber-premium Australian reds.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (92%) from the Stonegarden Vineyard in Eden Valley and an exceptional parcel of Barossa Shiraz (8%).
Andrew Caillard MW writes "Deep crimson. Complex blackcurrant, blackberry, praline, roasted chestnut mocha, marzipan notes. Richly flavoured, round and smooth with beautiful pure blackcurrant, blackberry mocha espresso flavours, fine loose-knit grainy tannins and underlying roasted chestnut, toffee notes. Finishes chocolaty and long with a long life ahead."
Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion writes “Stunning fruit purity and detail on display here, with cascades of blackberry and blackcurrant along with cassis, kirsch, spice, cedar and licorice. The fruit is the star though. Achingly pure and beautifully integrated with all the components of the wine. Lovely tannin and oak management too, with an opulent yet graceful flow through to the enduring finish.”