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Established 1973, Woodlands of Wilyabrup were one of the first vineyards in Margaret River, planted with a view to emulating the great growths of Bordeaux. Recipients of the highly prestigious Jack Mann Memorial Medal and Wine Industry Lifetime Achievement Award for their tremendous vintages of all things Cabernet. Assembling the rich Medoc style blends are what Woodlands do best. Painstakingly crafted by hand, to challenge the primacy of the illustrious Chateaux de la rive gauche, very few vineyards yield the quality of fruit that merits vintaging into a statuesque wine dominated by the prettily fragrant Cabernet Franc. Woodlands were established from the ground up with a view to achieving limited harvests of the abstruse Bordeaux varietals, only a few hundred cases of good red wine.. The complex bordeaux blend by one of margaret river's founding wineries»
Crafted from small parcels of single vineyard, Gippsland fruit, treated to the traditional old world regimens of whole bunch and wild yeast ferments. These are a range of new world Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to match the classic Cru La Bourgogne, the cool ripening climes provide the perfect chill to encourage velvet tannins. Home Block Chardonnay, a big burgundian style with weighty palate and outstanding length, driven by powerful orchard fruit complexity, supported by textural and seductive, creamy oak richness. Exclusively Myrtle Point grown Pinot Noir, its bright sassafras, cherry fruit complexity is supported by charming pastoral elegance, a touch of barnyard, French oak sophistication and the soundest structure... All that's good from gippsland »

John Duval Eligo Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa Eden South Australia
John Duval is one of the world's best known winemakers, heir to a distinguished family tradition of Shiraz growing which spans four generations. As a child he grew up amongst the vines and handled fruit that was earmarked for the great Penfold flagships, he worked alonside Max Schubert and spent sixteen years as Penfolds chief. Eligo is crafted to be a transcendent expression of Shiraz. A wine of restrained power, rich in texture and palate length, Eligo represents the best of vintage, sourced from excellent old vineyards in the Barossa and Eden Valleys.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$539.50
Since leaving Penfolds, Duval has consulted to a number of wineries in Australia, Europe and the Americas. He is a partner in the eminent Washington Long Shadows label and continues to apply four decades of winemaking skill to some of the best fruit in the world. Eligo is sourced from hand picked Shiraz vineyards in the Barossa and Eden Valleys, it represents the best of vintage. Parcels are inoculated in small fermenters, the caps are closely managed and kept submerged. Some batches are kept up to a fortnight on skins, others complete their ferments in completely new oak. The completed Eligo is matured twenty months in a selection of mostly new, fine grain 300 litres French oak hogsheads.
Dense purple red colour. A youthful expressive nose of blackberry, blueberries and dark chocolate. Multi layered palate with vibrant dark fruit. Intense, a wine of restrained power, rich texture and palate length, impressive structure and intensity of fruit. Structured with tannin finesse, Eligo finishes on a long, palate staining finish.
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