Week in Review 10-11-18
Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Review
Like the Big Boot near Brisbane or the Big Banana in Coffs, everyone knows that bigger is better and, for wine, it's the same. Wine ages better in larger formats, there's more to go around and if you want to make an impression, there's no better way to stand out than your bottle towering over the rest at the table.
Pol Roger Brut Réserve Champagne NV
“Fresh citrus and iced pastries to sniff, a hint of breadiness, the bouquet inviting and shows a touch of complexity. The palate is very soft and light and beautifully poised, the sweetness level isn’t low but the balance is there.”
92 points, Huon Hooke
Haan Prestige Barossa Valley Shiraz 2002
…Viognier is included, resulting in an uplifted, fragrant, exotic bouquet of acacia flowers intertwined with marmalade, blackberries, and cassis. A superb texture, an opulent, full-bodied palate, beautiful purity, a sense of elegance."
93 - 95 points, Robert Parker Jr
Miraval Rosé Côtes de Provence 2017
“Limpid orange-pink. Displays vibrant, mineral-accented raspberry and blood orange scents along with suggestions of succulent herbs and flowers. Fleshy, supple and dry on the palate, offering sappy red berry and tangerine flavours that are given lift and definition by a core of juicy acidity.”
91 points, Josh Raynolds
Howard Park, Abercrombie Magnum 3-pack
Howard Park's Abercrombie showed its mettle when it was promoted from 'Excellent' to 'Outstanding' in the new edition of Langton's Classification of Australian Wine. This 3-pack of aged magnums, all from top vintages, all stored in climate–controlled conditions, is the perfect way to celebrate.
Many of our lines are so few in number, as is the way with magnums, that they will sell out. Shop our range of large format wines now.
The Langton's Team