A tribute to the late Mount Ghiran custodian Trevor Mast, Mount Langi Ghiran Mast Shiraz is an exemplary cool climate expression of Grampians Shiraz, hewn of fruit from slightly younger vines than the label’s flagship Shiraz, with less whole-bunch influence (65%) and no new oak. The aromas are as much of the red fruit spectrum as they are of the dark, with a sapid riff of blood plum, blackberry and cherry offset by a chord of smoked meat. Nicely framed by fibrous, sinuous grape tannins. There is a strong fealty to place, too, manifest as a twine of Grampians scrub, iodine and a whiff of mint. The ultimate expression of heritage cool climate Shiraz.?
"Perfectly pitched and poised with just the right amount of red fruit, pepper, wood smoke and savouriness working across the medium-bodied palate. Tannins are ripe and detailed, the finish exceptional."
96 points, Wine Companion (February 2019)
"This wine marries that regional medium weight, fine sheath of tannins, peppery spice, light herbal detail and red berry fruit spectrum fruitiness very well. Tannins work a pleasing, fine web across juiciness in the palate, the bouquet an appealing mesh of fresh and dried fruits, herbs, spice, earthiness. Creamy-nutty oak is a soft underlay in the wine too, well meshed to other characters and lending some glide. A wholly appealing, no-hair-out-of-place wine."
93 points, The Wine Front (August 2019)
"Deep, bright red/purple colour, with a strong peppery aroma and a hint of iodine, the palate tightly-tensioned, seemingly high in acidity and crisp, with a tangy, crunchy finish. The wine is taut and refined, nervy and long, and seems to demand cellaring. It has good intensity and potential."
94 points, The Real Review (August 2019)
All the pepper and spice of the legendary Langi vineyard is on heightened display in the great 2017 vintage, intricately intermeshed with black plum fruit of compact concentration, framed in an impeccable lattice of firm, fine-grained tannins. It’s set to go down among the greats. Trevor would be proud.
95 points, WBM (Sep/Oct 2019)
The GrampiansLocated in western Central Victoria, the Grampians was settled during the gold rush of the 1850’s. Indeed the vivid history of the gold rush is inextricably intertwined with the history of viticulture in the region. Seppelt at Great Western, one of the region’s iconic wineries was built at the end of the gold rush when scores of out-of-work prospectors excavated its extensive drives and cellars. The "drives" completed in 1932, stretch for three kilometres and provide perfect conditions for the maturation of sparkling wine, for which the region is well-known. The climate of the Grampians is Mediterranean and essentially cool with vineyards situated at elevations ranging from 240 to 350m. The region experiences long sunshine hours and low rainfall necessitating supplementary irrigation. Soils in the region range from weathered volcanic soils to sandy and red clay loams interspersed with ironstone. The region is suited to a diverse range of varietals including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon but is best known for its crisp fruity Riesling and distinctive spicy peppery Shiraz.
Mount Langi GhiranMount Langi Ghiran is a premium wine producer based in the Grampians region of Victoria. Originally planted as early as 1870, the original Shiraz vineyard was replanted in 1963 by the Frantin brothers. Intrigued by the high quality of the Fratin’s fruit, Trevor Mast joined Mount Langi Ghiran as a consultant winemaker in 1978. In 1987 Trevor, together with his wife Sandra Mast purchased the property and quickly established a strong following for the Langi Shiraz, one of Australia’s finest cool climate wines. The winery was sold in 2002 to the Rathbone family. Dan Buckle took over the winemaking from Trevor in 2003, continuing the vision and pursuit of quality that Trevor had set out. Tragically Trevor Mast passed away prematurely in 2012. His extraordinary vision continues to live on in the wines of Mount Langi Ghiran.