Week in Review 13-04-19
Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Review
A long weekend is on the horizon, and with it, the opportunity to enjoy something truly special. For the collectors, a bundle of 100 point Château d'Yquem bottles may be just the thing. Those with a thirst for discovery might be drawn to our edit of top scoring New Zealand Chardonnay under $50. A Langton’s Classified white (one of the nation’s most well-respected) could complete your Easter table. And a legend fit for the cellar of any Barossa Shiraz tragic returns (likely not for long).
Access Château d'Yquem
The greatest dessert wine in the world, capable of ageing practically forever. Succulent, powerful, intense, but also fresh and unbelievably complex. Langton's has access to a range of three vintage verticals and limited release twin pack bundles, teaming the 100 point 2009 and 2015 vintages in one irresistible package. For the serious collector. Secure yours now.
Focus On: New Zealand Chardonnay
You don’t have to travel far to taste some of the world’s best Chardonnay. New Zealand is nailing the game at every price point, and reviewers are lapping it up. The handpicked highlights above? All under $50 a bottle, their prices belying the critical consensus. Build yourself a mixed case and discover all that New Zealand Chardonnay has to offer.
Powell & Son
Larger than life vigneron David Powell’s winemaking instincts must run in the family. His Powell & Son venture with son Callum is doing special things in the Barossa. Jeb Dunnuck has described one example as nothing less than, “legendary.” Old vines. Exceptional sites. Small quantities. Get across it, quickly. Read more.
Leo Buring Leonay DW U15
There are only five Rieslings among the 136 wines in the Langton’s Classification. This is one of them. What Max Schubert did for Australian red, Leo Buring did for white wine. It’s hard to believe you can buy one of Australia’s best whites for less than the cost of a takeaway meal. Experience it and you’ll realise the price is probably the least extraordinary thing about it.
Barossa Valley Estate E & E Black Pepper
A cult classic reborn, classified ‘Outstanding’ since the turn of the Millennium. We’ve seen this Shiraz doing its thing on the auction circuit for many years now, with 2006 the last vintage we saw at retail. This is the first new release in a long time, and Barossa devotees are already clamouring for it. Don’t hesitate.
Barossa Shiraz Dozen
Missed out on the sellout Barossa edit we released on Wednesday? You’re in luck with this equally tight second chance edition. A mixed dozen comprising acclaimed Shiraz direct from its spiritual Australian home. Four renowned producers, all with their own signature style, round out a striking portrait of what's happening in Barossa Shiraz right now.
The hammer is poised and the lots are ready to go as the Barossa Wine Auction returns. Occurring once every two years only, this is one of the most exciting events on the Australian wine calendar. Museum pieces, once-in-a-lifetime winery experiences, rarities and more are now open for bidding.
The Langton's Team