John Duval Eligo Shiraz 2015
STYLE: My aim with Eligo is to produce a structured but elegant expression of Barossa Shiraz. A wine with restrained power, rich texture and palate length. Eligo is a vineyard selection of the best, low yielding parcels of exceptional fruit that I find during the vintage.
VINTAGE: The 2015 vintage started with a warmer than usual spring followed by early, but even, flowering and fruit-set. Frost, particularly in the Northern Barossa reduced yields however the conditions during fruit ripening were pleasingly mild and dry with rain in mid-January brining some welcome relief. Shiraz was first picked in the Krondorf area on 12 February and finished on 17 March in Eden Valley
Colour: Dark purple red.
Nose: Concentrated black and blue fruits with hints of earth, nutmeg and spicy, savoury oak.
Palate: Layers of rich, silky dark fruits with some earthy savouriness, smoked meat and liquorice. A long, generous and lively palate defined by polished and persistent tannins.