Langton’s Essential Winter Reds -- pack includes one bottle each of:
A.T. Richardson ‘Chockstone’ Shiraz, Grampians 2017
‘...impressive depth of flavour and richness... almost voluptuous.’
93 points, Huon Hooke
Glaetzer ‘Anaperenna’ Shiraz Cabernet, Barossa Valley 2017
‘…rich and velvety… great focus, energy and intensity…’
97 points, Joe Czerwinski
Peccavi ‘No Regrets’ Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River 2014
‘...succulence, boysenberry and blackberry fruits, leafy freshness…’
92 points, Jane Faulkner
Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River 2017
‘...the gently throbbing power of the black fruits... the fragrance of violets…’
96 points, James Halliday
Sons of Eden ‘Kennedy’ GSM, Barossa Valley 2017
‘...robust and svelte… blackberry, kirsch, anise and dark leather... convincing.'
94 points, Campbell Mattinson
Riorret ‘The Abbey’ Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 2013
‘...puts lightness of touch to powerful effect... immaculate.’
94 points, James Halliday
Read the full reviews below…
Deep, rich red colour with a good tint of purple, the bouquet very rich and chocolaty with a herbal, mulchy undertone. The wine is full-bodied and fleshy-soft, rich and lusciously chocolaty, almost decadent. There is impressive depth of flavour and richness, and some peppery notes. The high-extract texture is almost voluptuous.
93 points, The Real Review (January 2019)
I love what Glaetzer's inclusion of Cabernet brings to the 2017 Anaperenna Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, giving it additional fragrance and length. Lifted aromas of mint, raspberries and dark chocolate mark the nose, while the full-bodied palate is rich and velvety but never heavy, framed by supple tannins that turn silky on the long, long finish. Showing great focus, energy and intensity, expect it to still be going strong in a decade.
97 points, Wine Advocate, June 2019
No regrets drinking this with its succulence, boysenberry and blackberry fruits, leafy freshness, menthol and finely placed tannins. A lighter frame, neatly pitched and ready to go.
92 points, Wine Companion (January 2017)
The deep vibrant hue will barely change for 10 years, the gently throbbing power of the black fruits likewise. Then the fragrance of violets, the cassis and cedar of the palate will exclude all other thoughts.
96 points, Wine Companion (April 2019)
I tasted through a range of Sons of Eden current/new releases recently and this wine stood out. I tasted them without knowing the asking prices and so I was surprised/delighted to find that this was also about the most affordable of them. Some days you have a win. What I like about this is that it’s both robust and svelte. It tastes of blackberry, kirsch, anise and dark leather and at every point along the flow of the palate it feels convincing.
94 points, Wine Front, May 2019
Savoury and stemmy at heart but bursting with a combination of boysenberry and cherry-like fruit. There's a keen freshness to this, a friskiness. It puts lightness of touch to powerful effect. Velvety tannin finesses its way through the finish. In short, it's immaculate.
94 points, Wine Companion, January 2015