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John Duval "Eligo" Shiraz 2012 (Barossa Valley, Australia) - [RP 97+] [JS 93]
John Duval "Eligo" Shiraz 2012 (Barossa Valley, Australia) - [RP 97+] [JS 93]v


 


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Retail Price: $100.00
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Winery: John Duval
Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: DUVALELIGO12-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

"My aim with Eligo is to produce a structured but elegant expression of Barossa Shiraz. A wine with restrained power, rich texture and palate length. "

TASTING:
Color: Dense purple red
Nose: Savoury berry, spice nose. Blackberry and blueberry with hints of earth and charcuterie.
Palate: Elegant expression of dark fruit with layers of berry, spice and smoked meat flavours. Generous with excellent texture, palate length and balanced tannin structure.

VINTAGE:
A warmer Spring and cooler Summer summarised the 2012 vintage conditions. Vine health was very good coming out of spring and this combined with a mild summer and only three rain events over three months during vintage, has resulted in some excellent wines being produced. Yields were generally slightly below average.

VARIETIES: 100% Shiraz. Eligo represents the best of my 2012 vintage and is sourced from some excellent Shiraz vineyards in the Eden Valley and Barossa Valley regions.

WINEMAKING: Fermentation with submerged cap in small stainless steel fermenters. Some batches had up to 2 weeks on skins.

OAK MATURATION: 100% barrel matured for 20 months with 75% new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 litre) and the balance 2 and 3 year old hogsheads.

Analysis: Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.44 | TA:6.7 g/l

Ratings & Reviews

97+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2012 Eligo has a profoundly scented nose of crème de cassis, blackberry pie, licorice, dark chocolate and blueberry preserves against an earthy/meaty background of bacon fat, forest floor, beef dripping and black loam. The densely packed, full-bodied palate manages almost paradoxical elegance and restraint with velvety tannins and lively acid giving closure to the long, multilayered finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Jun 2015)

93 Points - James Suckling:
Lots of ripe dark fruit, spices and hints of black pepper. Full body, round tannins and a rich, juicy, savory finish. Drink now or hold." - (January 27th, 2015)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Broad and expressive, with spicy notes bouncing through the ripe black cherry and licorice flavors that keep flowing on the finish. Shiraz. Drink now through 2020. 50 cases imported." – HS (Web Only - 2015)


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