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Week in Review 02-11-18

We’ve had another great week of tastings at Langton's. Steve Pannell’s forboding bottles of Koomilya turned out elegant, cellar-worthy single-vineyard Shiraz. On Wednesday, while the royal couple were in New Zealand, we had an early morning tasting of the 2014 Bolney Sparkling (proper English breakfast) and Akarua's Sparkling NV and the vintage 2011. Chin, chin. 

Later that day, we moved from the informal setting of the saloon to our tasting room for the wines of Xavier Vignon. The new master of blending in the Rhône, his Arcane series wines are each masterclass in subtle power and the nuance of terroir. Starting with the simply gorgeous Le Diable 2015 Mourvedre (Mataro) before working our way up to sublime 2010 Le Pape Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

See the wines we've been tasting here. If they're not online, you’ll need to call your Broker.

Wines of the Week



Dom Perignon

Celebrate with Dom Pérignon
Dom Pérignon 
Brut Champagne 2008
Legacy Edition

Dom Pérignon announced the release of this celebratory wine on the 19th of June 2018. They also announced the retirement of Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy, a veteran of some 15 vintages, who has shaped the modern vision of Dom Pérignon. This limited Legacy Edition bottling celebrates Richard's career in appropriate style – the 2008 is a widely acclaimed modern classic vintage for the marque and a must for any collector. 

“The 2008 Dom Pérignon is simply extraordinary.”
Antonio Galloni

 

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The Standish Single Vineyard Shiraz


Shiraz from the Barossa Valley
The Standish
Single Vineyard Shiraz,
Barossa Valley 2016

There's a two horse race between praise and demand for Dan Standish' s wines. Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate) says in praise, "I consider Dan Standish the reigning king of Barossa Shiraz" while the demand has pushed his Single Vineyard Barossa Shiraz into the Classification for the first time. If there aren' t Standish wines in your cellar, that needs to change.

 

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 Pinot Noir Mix

This Week's Best Seller
Langton's Trans-Tasman,
Pinot Noir Mix

The brief to our buyers was clear and simple: we want a collection of six Pinot Noirs from Australia and New Zealand, put together with equal regard to quality and value. We're thrilled with the result, and we think you will be too.

 

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This week we've been peppered with (ever so slightly gloating) pictures from our Head of International Buying in various clos and caves in Burgundy. We're all highly jealous and wish Jesper Kjaersgaard - Head of International Buying, a safe journey and return home in a couple of weeks. If you want to stay informed about our forthcoming Burgundy releases, be sure to tick the Burgundy box in our Preference Center.

 


Regards,
The Langton's Team


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