John Duval Eligo Shiraz 2017
STYLE: John's 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: Excellent preceding winter and spring rains created good subsoil moisture levels which led to ample canopy coverage and a healthy fruit set. Summer was mild, which in combination with healthy yields resulted in vintage starting four weeks later than in 2016. Across our portfolio of releases from the 2017 vintage, the red wines show great flavour concentration, impeccable balance and an extra dimension of elegance.
Nose: Attractive black fruit, earth and hints of anise and clove
Palate: Packed with a multitude of vibrant fruit layers and a commanding depth of flavour. It also displays complexing hints of spice and liquorice and finishes with integrated, fine tannins.