A cool, composed wine with dark cherry flavours and energising spice. Fine-tuned and elegant with impeccable style and grace. The tannins are silky and framing, and the fruit is intense, yet refined. Superb.
95 points, Real Review, November 2018
Deep red/purple colour. A very aromatic bouquet with a wide range of spice notes including pepper, clove and five-spice as well as floral hints. The palate is medium-bodied and intense, refined and understated, with great poise, a refreshing acid line and very fine-grained, subtle tannins. Long aftertaste and an outstanding array of bright, youthful flavours. Elegance and fragrance are the hallmarks of this new wine from the Langi vineyard.
95 points, Real Review, August 2018
62% from the 55yo Old Block, the balance planted between '94 and '05, open-fermented with 35% whole bunches, matured in French oak (30% new). Here the whole bunch component is more obvious, injecting a textural and flavour play that runs from nose to tail along the medium-bodied palate. Comparison with Cliff Edge turns on style rather than quality.
96 points, Wine Companion (September 2018)
"Medium weight, elegant, cinched with fine coils of grapey tannin, stretches long but tight through the palate. A very shapely, finely woven wine with deep concentration, freshness, structure and restraint on hand. It feels like a wine for now and for the future. Beautiful flavours and aromas of dark berries, fennel, pepper, faint eucalyptus. So succulent, and generally with a sense of deliciousness on hand. Off the mark quickly; so definitively ‘Langi’. Move quick if you’re into this kind of wine."
93 points, The Wine Front (August 2018)
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.