2019 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.
96 pts “The 2019 vintage was the first in two consecutive drought years in the Barossa, and the wines are unsurprisingly concentrated and brooding. In this 2019 Eligo Shiraz, we see lashings of exotic spice, aniseed, licorice and resinous char contained within a framework of fine, silty tannins. This is a big wine, make no mistake, but eminently balanced.” Erin Larkin Robert Parker Wine Advocate September 2022
95 pts “In 2019, John Duval’s subregional shiraz blend saw the Barossa Valley just nudge out the Eden Barossa Valley, 53/47% respectively. The Eligio has always been a study of concentration of fruit and detail and nothing has changed with this release. Powerful blackberry and plum fruits, graphite-cored and studded with spice, earth and dark chocolate. Substantial granitic tannin plunges through the heady fruit providing ample support and the finish trails off admirably.” Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2022
95 pts “Tremendously concentrated colour, deep, dark and brooding, and it stains the glass. Black pepper, iodine and spice aromas. The wine is very full bodied, massively structured and powerful, the tannins grippy but balanced. It’s a wine that begs to be cellared and will surely repay long keeping. A whopper, but it doesn’t overplay its hand. Oak and extraction have been superbly handled.” Huon Hooke, The Real Review May 2022