John Duval is a legendary name. As only the third winemaker to be entrusted with the making of Australia’s most famous wine, Grange, John worked for Penfolds for 28 years (including 16 years as chief winemaker) until his departure in 2002. He set out on his own with the 2003 vintage, sourcing fruit from some long-time friends in the Barossa.
Eligo Shiraz is a vineyard selection of the best, low yielding parcels of exceptional fruit that winemaker John Duval can source. ‘Eligo’ from the latin: ‘To pick out, select or choose the best’ is the flagship wine of the John Duval stable with its main aim to produce a Shiraz with structure and an elegant expression of its terrior.
This is the flagship offering from towering Barossa icon John Duval. It’s made up of the best Shiraz fruit of the vintage, treated to the best French oak. It’s a wine that loudly proclaims it’s Barossa heritage. It’s powerful and structured and built to greatly reward the patient. It’s a wine of impressive volume handled with great skill.