John Duval Wines Eligo 2014
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.
Colour: Deep purple-red.
Nose: Lifted black lum, blackberry and blueberry with hints of earth, anise and spice, savoury oak.
Palate: Elegant expression of rich dark fruits with some earth savouriness and smoked meat flavours. Long and intense with excellent fruit purity and freshness, finishing with a taut backbone and persistent fine tannin structure.
Varieties: Shiraz 100%. Eligo represents the best of my 2014 vintage and is sourced from some excellent Shiraz vineyards in the Barossa Valley and Eden 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 60% new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 litre) and the balance 2 and 3 year old hogsheads.
TA 6.40 g/l