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John Duval Eligo Shiraz - Barossa Valley

John Duval Eligo Shiraz 2017 - Barossa Valley

Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: John Duval
Region: South Australia
Alc: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

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James Halliday Wine Companion

$97.99: as part of any six
$110.00: single bottle
$587.94: per case of 6

Dark purple red.  Concentrated black and blue fruits with hints of earth, nutmeg and spicy, savoury oak.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.

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Our notes

Peppered Sautéed Pork, Roasted Guinea Fowl Keet.

Reviews


98 POINTS
James Halliday Wine Companion
Eligo is made from the best parcels of the vintage, fermented with submerged caps in small open fermenters, matured for 20 months in French hogsheads (50% new). The tannins and oak are built into the wine like an inlaid checkerboard table created by a master craftsman with decades of experience. Like John Duval.

James Halliday


Producers notes

Welcome to John Duval Wines. After 29 years as a winemaker with Penfolds, one of Australia's most famous wineries, I started my own wine label in 2003. I have had a fortunate career, graduating in agriculture and winemaking in 1973 at Adelaide University and then following in the footsteps of some of the greats of Australian winemaking such as Max Schubert, the creator of Penfolds Grange and Don Ditter, another famous Penfolds winemaker of the 1970s and early '80s.

I guess there was a family precedent to all of this - the Duval family had for many years run a world famous sheep stud and quality vineyards south of Adelaide, coincidentally supplying Shiraz grapes and vine cuttings to Penfolds. So I wasn't exactly a newcomer to wine.

I was appointed Chief Winemaker at Penfolds in 1986 and was lucky enough to oversee one of the most dynamic periods of change in the Australian wine industry. With the support of my team in the Barossa I secured a number of awards for the company - Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London in 1989; Red Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine Challenge in London in 1991 and again in 2000; and seeing the 1990 Penfolds Grange named the Wine of the Year by the prestigious US magazine Wine Spectator in 1995.

 

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