John Duval Eligo Barossa Valley Shiraz 2012

£52.99

  • TASTING NOTE

 

Deep purple/red with blackberry and blueberry aromas, earthy tones and spicy notes. An elegant expression of dark fruit with layers of berry, spice and smoked meat flavours.

 

Sourced from old vineyards from the Light Pass, Marananga and Krondorf regions in the north and east of the Barossa Valley. The grapes are selected from the best small sections of the best two Shiraz vineyards.

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

Fermentation with submerged cap took place in small, stainless steel fermenters. Some batches had up to two weeks on the skins. The wine was then 100% barrel matured for 20 months in 80% new fine grain French oak and the balance in two and three year old French oak hogsheads (300 litre). Some batches finished fermentation in new barrels. The wine was kept for a year in bottle before release.

14.5% abv

 

John Duval Eligo Barossa Valley Shiraz 2012
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  • John Duval Eligo Barossa Valley Shiraz 2012