Week in Review 11-05-19
Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Review
A new release of the iconic Torbreck RunRig? The 2016 has a perfect 100 points. Joe Czerwinski has called it ‘a complete masterpiece.’ Don’t miss your exclusive, pre-release access to this Langton's Classified ‘Exceptional’ wine.
Also this week: be the first to taste Bordeaux 2018 at exclusive En Primeur events, rediscover Riesling with the great houses of Alsace, six Langton's Classified reds for less than $500 and international expertise meets regional character with the wines of A.T. Richardson.
Sydney & Melbourne
We are bringing Bordeaux En Primeur to Australia this month! You can be among those very few in the world to taste the 2018 vintage straight from the barrel at our roving tastings, or enjoy magnificent back vintages of top producers at our three-course wine dinners. Why not attend both for the ultimate En Primeur experience outside Bordeaux?
Spotlight On: Alsace Riesling
One of the foremost regions in the world for the noble Riesling grape, Alsace's varied terroirs produce wines that are dry, powerful, complex and uniquely aromatic. Scale the heights of Alsace, from superb value entry level wines, to magnificent Grand Cru Kientzler at under $100, and the hallowed grounds of Trimbach's legendary Clos Ste Hune vineyard.
Langton’s Classified Showcase
Representing the state of the art in Australian red wine, both traditional and modern, this six bottle case brings together the greatest names in Australian wine. With two highly-rated wines from every tier of the sought after Langton's Classification, this is a rare opportunity. Be quick: at the time of writing, only 20 packs remain.
Before launching his namesake label in Great Western, Victoria, winemaker Adam (A.T.) Richardson spent over 20 years making wines with producers from the world's great terroirs. It shows. James Halliday has called the wines, ‘exceptionally good.’ Value and quality hit their sweet spot with A.T. Richardson. It's time to step back into Great Western.
The Week That Was
Perfectly scored, rave reviews, and yours for pre-release access. Torbreck RunRig 2016 is here. Don't miss it. In case you couldn't tell, we're currently in the midst of a love affair with the wines of New Zealand. This week, we welcomed two awarded and lauded new releases from Hawke’s Bay's finest Craggy Range, and a sellout Langton's Exclusive from Central Otago's Misha's Vineyard is back in stock.
En Primeur may be coming in hot right now, but we're also looking to Italy for a series of free Piedmontese tasting events taking place very soon. If just the name ‘Nebbiolo’ gives you the warm and fuzzies, you'd do well to register your interest with a broker now to ensure your place.
Fine French fizz was the name of the game last week, as our Champagne Coessen release went off with a bang (or should we say, ‘pop!’). Sticking to the theme, brokerage clients were granted access to exciting bottles from Egly-Ouriet and Laherte Frères. If you would like access to future brokerage exclusive offers, get in touch.
As always, our auctions are full-to-bursting with lots to get the heart racing this week. Museum Henschke, rare Burgundy, the unearthed treasures of Weekend Unreserved.
The Langton's Team