2017 Eligo Shiraz
Released only from the best Barossa vintages, a meticulous selection of the most exceptional Shiraz we can produce. The latest release from the much awarded 2017 vintage for John Duval Wines, displays the palate texture, length and restrained power that has defined this wine since the inaugural 2005 vintage release.
From Latin: To pick out, select or choose the best.
97 Points “John Duval is a master blender. This is all about the best of the vintage, fruit from various sites across the Barossa and Eden Valleys, to morph into the mighty Eligo. A powerhouse of flavour yet never loses focus. Dark plums infused with star anise, cinnamon, Dutch licorice and soy sauce. Full-bodied with velvety rich tannins. It gets the most oak – French hogsheads 54% new, aged 18 months, and needs time to settle in. It will.” Jane Faulkner Halliday Wine Companion Aug 2020
96 Points “This is straight up an epic wine. It shows layers and layers of concentrated dense fruit character but feels light and fresh despite that heft. There is impossibly detailed spice, herbal notes, seasoning of oak and bright acidity. The extension of flavour is just outstanding. All up it feels incredibly classy and the fruit is just singing so beautifully.” Mike Bennie WBM June 2020