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There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket Pitch and the Langtons Listed Graveyard Vineyard, establishing Brokenwood as one of the most cherished marques in Hunter Valley.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
Medical practitioners are conspicuously over representedas proprietors, within the pantheon of Australia's most artisanal boutique vineyards and baronial winemaking estates.Is it really all about the quest for a healthy mind and healthy body, or rather something more visceral and indulgent that our physicians are practising?The chemists at Claymore have chosen to formulate their range of elixirs according to a taxonomy of remedial refrains.Santana's Black Magic Woman conjures up edifications of a brooding Cabernet Sauvignon. The Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon whets the palate for an opaque, cryptic Shiraz.A canon of unchained melodies, all from the fruit of some spectacular Clare Valley vineyards, palatable and poised, endowed withlayers of complexity, undulating in perfect cadence,.. Completely in concert with clare»

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
$629.50
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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