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2009 John Duval Wines Shiraz Eligo Barossa Valley
Producer: John Duval Wines
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Region: Barossa Valley
94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2012
Opaque purple. An exciting bouquet of black and blue fruit preserves, violet, mocha and Indian spices. Juicy boysenberry and mulberry flavors show great depth and energy, with a late note of cracked pepper adding bite. Finishes spicy and very long, with lingering florality and gentle tannic grip. The marriage of power and verve here is striking. A good chunk of this fruit was grown in the cool, high-altitude Eden Valley, a sector of the Barossa that also produces excellent riesling, which no doubt contributes to this wine's vivacity.