Week in Review 11-08-18
Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Review
Where to begin? We’re gearing up for the launch of Classification VII on the 1st of September. There’s a palpable sense of excitement at Langton’s HQ. Our shiny new hardback book is here and remains under lock and key.
On Wednesday, Chris Ringland paid us a visit. Sticking a nose into a pour of the epic Hoffmann or the Dry Grown seemed to render a few seasoned wine pros speechless. These wines are seriously limited in production. If you’d like to secure an allocation it won’t do to be speechless, talk to your broker today.
We also welcomed Michael Brajkovich MW of Kumeu River in New Zealand’s North Island, Giuseppe Vaira of G.D. Vajra in Piedmont and Sam Barry of Jim Barry Wines also popped in to say ‘hello!’
See the full Wines of the Week here.
Vat 1 Semillon,
Hunter Valley 2013
"The Emperor, shy but strident, wearing a myriad of citrus and orchard colours and a tensile sash of calm, and poise. This majestic wine's lightweight belies its sheer stretch of flavours across the palate. Energetic and gently grippy; tightly wound but bristling with mineral intent. Bottle age has softened this ever so slightly. Nothing more. An Australian classic in the making!"
97 points, Ned Goodwin - Wine Companion
Pinot Noir, Geelong 2017
"This is the cat's whiskers, making you itch to taste the individual block wines. Deep, bright crimson-purple, its flavours are strung along a high-tensile wire of foresty notes ex-whole bunches, dripping satsuma plum and strawberry, curtailed and balanced by savoury notes and fine tannins on the finish. Drink to 2030"
96 points, James Halliday
McLaren Vale 2017
David Paxton’s distinguished career as a viticulturist has spanned almost 40 years, but his focus since 1998 has been on the six Paxton family vineyards in McLaren Vale. They total more than 80ha and all are certified organic and biodynamic, making Paxton one of the largest biodynamic producers in Australia.
John Duval – Halliday Scores
Every year, the Australian wine industry eagerly awaits the publication of the Wine Companion. The 2019 edition has just been published and John Duval Wines took home four 97 point scores for their 2016 Entity Shiraz, 2016 Annexus Grenache, 2016 Annexus Mataro and 2015 Eligo Shiraz. Congratulations!
Chris Ringland took a group of our brokerage clients through a selection of his wines. It’s Chris Ringland so there was Shiraz, Barossa Shiraz. In particular, Chris lead us through the Reservation, the Dimchurch, the epic Hoffmann Vineyard and the iconic Dry Grown Barossa Ranges.
Langton’s was delighted host this event exclusively for our brokerage clients. Don’t have a Langton’s Wine Broker? Arrange a call today to find out more about our service, it’s free!
The Langton's Team