John Duval The Eligo Shiraz 2016


This is the best priced luxury Aussie on the market!!

From the gentleman who crafted Grange for many years.

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.

"Duval delivers a wine that echoes the warmth of the vintage without losing the character of place. Rich, complex and heady aromas of blueberry, blackberry and plum cascade from the glass, followed by dried mint, bay leaves and charred cedar. The mouthfeel is creamy, lathered in luscious fruit and oak without either being overwhelming. The tannins are powerful but seamlessly integrated. Drink 2023–2040." Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast, 95/100 (Cellar Selection)

Eligo is Duval's selection of his best Shiraz, and it isn't bottled every year. The 2016 Eligo Shiraz is the 10th release since the debut vintage in 2005 (2007 and 2011 were skipped). As always, it's a big, bold, oaky wine, but one that possesses the fruit and concentration to age for a decade or more. Vanilla, cedar and roasted-meat notes accent blackberry and cassis, the full-bodied palate is richly textural and velvety, while the finish lingers close to a minute. 95/100 Wine Advocate