John Duval Wines Eligo Shiraz 2017

$119.99 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

"My aim with Eligo is to produce a structured but elegant expression of Barossa Shiraz." John Duval, winemaker.

A wine with restrained power, rich texture and palate length. Colour: Deep purple-red. Nose: Savoury berry, spice nose. Blackberry and blueberry with hints of liquorish and dark chocolate. Palate: Elegant expression of dark fruit with concentrated layers of berry, earthy savouriness and smoked meat flavours. Long and intense with excellent texture and balanced tannin structure.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Shiraz/Syrah
Country Australia
Region Barossa Valley
Brand John Duval
Vintage 2017

Barossa Valley Wine

The Barossa Valley wine region has historically and currently still is one of Australia's most prestigious premium wine producing regions. Located just 60km north east of Adelaide city centre, the climate there is very hot and dry which is perfect for the big bold reds the area is famous for.

A straight Shiraz is what Barossa is most well known for, however Rhone blends, such as Shiraz Cabernet are also very popular. While much less prevalent, white wines (Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon) are planted on the higher altitude hillsides where the ocean breeze cools temperatures down to a level suitable for producing these varieties as well.

Some of Australia's earliest Shiraz plantings can be found here dating as far back as the 1850's. While not always a guarantee of quality, it might be worth seeking out and trying one of the region's "old vine shiraz" if you haven't yet.

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