John Duval Wines Eligo Shiraz 2015 (750ml)

John Duval Wines Eligo Shiraz 2015 (750ml)

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75% Barossa Valley, 25% Eden Valley, as always, the best grapes of the vintage. Fermented with submerged cap in small open fermenters, matured for 20 months in French hogsheads (55% new). The power and intensity of this wine takes your breath away. Its dark, brooding black fruits are woven together by firm tannins that are an essential part of the wine. It's certain that 20 months in 55% new French hogsheads has also imprinted itself on the bouquet and palate, but its presence is (relatively) subtle. I would give a longer drink to date if it were under screwcap, but the cork used is high quality, and should see out 25 years. James Halliday, Wine Companion

Duval's flagship wine is the 2015 Eligo Shiraz, a blend of Barossa Valley and Eden Valley fruit that spent 20 months in 60% new French oak hogsheads. It's toasty and cedary, but those elements are balanced by the wine's deep, persistent dark fruit notes of blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry. Full-bodied and dense without excess weight and framed by fine-grained tannins, it's approachable now, but it should be even better in a decade. Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate

Region: Barossa Valley & Eden Valley, South Australia, Australia

Grape Varietal: 100% Shiraz

Critic Rating: James Halliday 97 Points, Wine Advocate 94 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2018 - 2035