Ranked #22 of 114 2008 Shiraz from Barossa Valley
Full red, purple tints. Rich, fully ripe plum and dark-berry aromas with a lacing of vanilla/coconut oak. Rich palate, smooth and deep, with good flesh and balance. Quite intense and deep, and just a little heavy on the oak-driven side of the ledger. Needs time and will be better in a year or two. But I wish he'd used less oak.
Drink: 2013 to 2022
96 Points Robert Parker
The 2008 Eligo Shiraz reveals a very deep purple-black color and pronounced creme de cassis, licorice, dark chocolate and nut aromas with underlying loam, cedar, dried plum and espresso notes. Full bodied and yet remarkably elegant in the mouth, it has complex layers of savory and warm black fruit flavors balanced by refreshing acid and a medium to firm level of very fine tannins, finishing with great persistence. Still tight-knit and primary, it should drink best 2014 to 2024+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. December, 2011