Week in Review 02-03-19
Saturday, March 02, 2019 in Review
You can’t do better than 100 points from James Suckling, a fitting score for a wine with the elegance and stature of La Mission Haut-Brion. For a limited time, access a Suckling-verified "perfect" 2015 Château la Mission Haut-Brion. Closer to home, Warrenmang’s flagship Black Puma Shiraz is 15 years old, and showing its best now. Even better, we’ve acquired a limited allocation of magnums, just for you.
Classic Australian big-hitters made their mark at Langton’s HQ this week. The 2016 Wynns Black Label Cabernet made a grand blink-and-you’ll-miss-it entrance, selling out in just a day. Langton’s brokerage customers were granted exclusive access to an astonishing private collection of local classics, including an eye-watering selection of Grange vintages. Guarantee your VIP access next time and register for a broker.
Black Puma Shiraz
Dark, brooding, and named for the black big cats that legends say roam the hills of the Pyrenees. Hand-picked, finished for considerable time in French oak, powerful and long-lived, you’ll be thrilled to hear we’ve got it in magnums. Now discontinued, this wine is an opportunity as unlikely as the mythical Victorian pumas it’s named after.
Château la Mission
Full marks from James Suckling really does say it all. Need more evidence? He also deemed it "perfect." It’s a superlative we can’t argue with. A better value Bordeaux? We haven’t found it. This is a critically lauded Grand Cru Classé from a classic estate.
Act now, think later. You won’t regret it.
We’re saluting summer with a look back at the wines that made it memorable. A 97-point Barossa Shiraz for only $28. A pristine and punchy Langton’s Classified 'Excellent' Riesling we always had on ice. A no-brainer Bass Phillip Pinot (better be quick!). The warm weather may be over, but the wine memories live on...
Gnarly Dudes Shiraz
You’ve seen those amazing pictures of really old, twisted Barossa Valley vines, right? They’re the ‘Gnarly Dudes’. For the last 20 years, Two Hands has coaxed just enough Shiraz juice from such vines to make this smooth, rich, full-flavoured wine that expresses the very essence of Barossa Shiraz.
Margaret River 2017
Driftwood Estate release four tiers of Chardonnay. This single site is, inarguably, ‘the one.’ Float away on a current of creamy textures and vibrant fruit, lent structure with French Oak. This has pedigree and power for a smart price. Super premium, super limited.
Act fast, and be swept away.
And in other news...
Bert Salomon, the ‘next gen’ of Austrian wine royalty Salomon Undhof, stopped by Langton’s HQ this week. His masterclass traversed the bridge between old and new worlds, with elegant Danube Riesling seeing seductive contrast against Shiraz from Bert’s Adelaide Hills winery Salomon Estate.
On Wednesday we held a tasting at Langton’s HQ in Sydney for the upcoming bi-annual Barossa Wine Auction. Funds raised will go to the McGrath Foundation as well as a number of local concerns. On the night, guests tasted wine from Henschke, Penfolds, Charles Melton, Hentley Farm, Flaxmans, Kalleske and more. To find out more about the Barossa Wine Auction, speak to your broker about this very special event.
So, you’re all caught up, what now?
Prepare your ‘To Drink’ list for next weekend, of course.
The Langton's Team