2018 Eligo Shiraz
Released only from the best Barossa vintages, a meticulous selection of the most exceptional Shiraz we can produce. The latest release 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 pts “Fermentation with submerged cap; up to two weeks on skins, then matured for 18 months in French hogsheads (55% new). Opaque purple; incredible depths to the velvety black fruits that run on oiled stainless steel rails, making it impossible to deny.” James Halliday, Weekend Australian Magazine, 29 JAN 2022
97 pts “Very deep, saturated purple/red colour, with a smoky, graphite, charcoal and ironstone bouquet, complex and classic Barossa. The palate adds dark chocolate. The wine is powerful, concentrated, fleshy and dense, with ample tannins that are supple and ripe, contributing to a palate that has impeccable line and length. An outstanding Barossa shiraz, drinking well already but with many years ahead of it.” Huon Hooke, The Real Review August 2021
97 pts “Opaque ruby, it ripples with blackberry, roasted meat, gravy and soy sauce aromas well framed by exceptional quality oak. The palate is a powerhouse of ripe, dark and plush fruits that are forceful, but not overbearing. That fruit sits over a bed of mouthcoating tannins and quite vibrant acidity while retaining a silky mouthful. Structure helps to tighten up the palate keeping focus as layers of Bay leaf and spice come into the frame on a long, seamless finish marked by pinpoint balance. It’s a super vintage of Eligo with twenty years plus ahead of it.” Angus Hughson Wine Pilot August 2021
96 pts “The first Eden Valley dominant Eligo (70%) with the Barossa Valley parcel coming from Adrian Hoffmann’s Ebenezer vineyard. From an excellent vintage, this has a very fragrant nose, with fresh roasted spices and a cedary-oak thread that opens to cocoa powder, redcurrants, peaches, pomegranates, blueberries and blackberries. So, so youthful. The palate is very plush, fleshy and long. Flavour-soaked with rich and fresh blackberry and red-plum flavours. Long cellaring life here. An excellent Eligo.” Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com October 2021