2018 John Duval Eligo Shiraz

Highly Rated
Barossa legend John Duval's immense flagship wine - and naturally, it's a Shiraz.

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This is the flagship offering from towering Barossa icon John Duval. It's made up of the best Shiraz fruit of the vintage, treated to the best French oak, then bottled in heavy glass and sealed with the best cork John can source.

It's the best of the best of the best - and it's a wine that loudly proclaims its Barossan heritage. Powerful and structured, this wine is built to greatly reward the patient. It's a wine of impressive volume handled with great skill.

If you are looking for top flight Barossa Shiraz for the cellar, then the Eligo will fit that slot perfectly.

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.

94 Points - "Big, beefy, rich and ripe red with incredible concentration, depth and general sense of ‘drink with HAZMAT suit on’ kind of Barossa shock and awe. Such a presence in the glass, stains the snout with dark berry compote scents, aromas of boot polish, walnut, furniture polish, black pepper. The flavours are similar, it’s a beast, but so slick, smooth, impenetrable and then, holy heck, a little slick of tannin comes in to liven things up. It’s a bit OTT and slightly out of kilter in wood presence right now, but sheesh, this makes a big impact and gets so much of its heft and loping gait right. Big, done good. Take your time." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

97 Points - "Very deep, saturated purple/red colour, with a smoky, graphite, charcoal and ironstone bouquet, complex and classic Barossa. The palate adds dark chocolate. The wine is powerful, concentrated, fleshy and dense, with ample tannins that are supple and ripe, contributing to a palate that has impeccable line and length. An outstanding Barossa shiraz, drinking well already but with many years ahead of it." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

94 Points - "This shiraz achieves definition and detail via grand concentration and enduring structure. Deep wells of black fruits of all kinds, liquorice and coal steam are confidently supported by a frame of new French oak tannins. A dry finish reflects a drought year, yet holds pretty good persistence and promise." - Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion)

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