This winter, Langton’s Seasonal Shiraz Mix is a wonderfully varied collection of six fine reds - three from Shiraz Central (that’s South Australia) and one each from Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
Australia’s Shiraz bases are all covered with two wines from the Barossa and one each from McLaren Vale, the Grampians, Great Southern and the Hunter Valley.
Langton’s Seasonal Shiraz Mix includes one bottle each of:
Heirloom Barossa Valley 2017
‘...rich and complex bouquet… velvet-trimmed palate…’
95 points, James Halliday
Kilikanoon ‘Parable’, McLaren Vale 2016
Perennial Langton’s customer favourite.
Glaetzer ‘The Bishop’, Barossa Valley 2017
‘...supple and juicy… long, mouthwatering finish.’
91 points, Joe Czerwinski
Lindemans Reserve Bin 1400, Hunter Valley 2014
‘...a very useful wine with a long future.’
94 points, James Halliday
Mount Langi Ghiran ‘Cliff Edge’, Grampians 2017
‘...elegant, lip-smacking goodness… outstanding…’
93 points, Mike Bennie
Willoughby Park ‘Iron Rock’, Great Southern 2015
‘Easy to drink… inherent poise… Right on the money!’
96 points, Ned Goodwin
Strong regional pepper character, dark plummy fruit scents, a touch of espresso/dark chocolate. Generous introduction to start the wine. Lithe and fresh to taste, medium weight, tightened with a corkscrew of silty tannins, brooding dark fruit flavours jostling with cola and peppery spice. Sinewy, formed and shapely, long, elegant, lip-smacking goodness. This is an outstanding release of this wine.
93 points, The Wine Front (August 2018)
This mid to full-weighted, highly aromatic shiraz toys with the reductive card for tension without playing its hand too heavily, leaving a full deck of blue pulpy fruits flecked with violet scents, iodine and shiraz's peppery DNA on full display. Juicy, well appropriated tannin handling. Easy to drink due to its inherent poise and sensible winemaking. Right on the money!
96 points, Wine Companion (January 2018)
Like all of the Glaetzer bottlings tasted this year, the fruit comes from the Ebenezer subregion in the northern reaches of the Barossa Valley. The 2017 Bishop Shiraz combines blueberry and boysenberry fruit on the nose, and flavors from the fruit flow easily across the palate, picking up hints of raspberries and baking spices. It's medium to full-bodied, supple and juicy, with a long, mouthwatering finish.
91 points, Wine Advocate (June 2019)
Cola, dark berries, mint chocolate, a little earth, spice and creamy oak. Rich, sweet dark berry set with coal and spice, dry grainy tannin, some nippy acidity, and a dark jubey finish. Sweet black wine, but good...
91 points, The Wine Front (April 2019)
The dense crimson hue tells you a rich and complex bouquet and palate will follow, and so it does. It unfolds a velvet-trimmed palate redolent of black fruits, plum and a savoury finish to provide length and balance. The tannins are unexpectedly fine.
95 points, Wine Companion, September 2018
Bin 1400. Ben Ean Vineyard... A classic medium-bodied Hunter Shiraz with spicy/earthy/leathery nuances to the mix of red (cherry) and black (cherry and berry) fruits... a very useful wine with a long future.
94 points, Wine Companion (March 2016)