Set against the dramatic backdrop of two mountain ranges, the vineyard property of Mount Langi Ghiran (Aboriginal for ‘home of the yellow-tailed black cockatoo’) combines state of the art technology with traditional winemaking methods. The governing principle at Mount Langi Ghiran is to preserve the vineyard’s longstanding dedicated commitment to quality by ensuring that cropping yields are kept low and that wines are produced using traditional winemaking practices with minimal intervention.
Part hand, part machine-harvested, open-fermented with a portion of whole bunches, matured in French oak (27% new). An almost perfumed bouquet, ultra-expressive, and an elegant medium-bodied palate of remarkable intensity and clarity, red fruits intermingled with black, the tannins silky smooth. Drink by: 2037; Price: $33.00; Date Tasted: Sep 2018; Alcohol: 13.8%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday
Strong regional pepper character, dark plummy fruit scents, a touch of espresso/dark chocolate. Generous introduction to start the wine. Lithe and fresh to taste, medium weight, tightened with a corkscrew of silty tannins, brooding dark fruit flavours jostling with cola and peppery spice. Sinewy, formed and shapely, long, elegant, lip-smacking goodness. This is an outstanding release of this wine. Alcohol: 13.8%; Price: $33; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2018 - 2026; Rated: 93 Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
Granite sands, cool climate and mature vines are the contributing factors behind the success of this popular Grampians region shiraz which holds its own in any company at this price. Concentrated and intense spicy flavours power forward leaving a trail of absorbing reminders of the wine's purity and finesse. John Fordham; Sunday Telegraph
A true example of a cool climate shiraz. Fragrant spice and cherry fruit with a whisper of pepper and an undertone of pimento. Medium-weight with intense, yet composed, flavour. Tailored and stylish. Drink by: 2031; Price: $33.00; Rating: 92 Points; Toni Paterson MW; Real Review
This has some ripe notes with light blackberries across peppery red cherries and plums. The palate offers a lithe, bright and juicy feel with a succulent and detailed texture. Drink now. Screw cap. Rating: 92 Points; Nick Stock; James Suckling
Deep red/purple colour, with a bouquet of earth and spicy fruit and background pepper, with a undertone of toast and vanilla. The wine is medium-bodied and quite elegant, with less refinement and persistence than the Talus tasted beside it. A more chunky structure. A very good wine and remarkable value. Drink by: 2027; Price: $33.00; Rating: 91 Points; Huon Hooke; Real Review
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