Langton's Value Shiraz Six
A tight selection of McLaren Vale reds, all with a little age, but not so much to preclude a little time in the cellar. A critical darling (Yangarra). A big, brash stalwart (Mitolo). An offbeat expression (Coates).
In this case, you’ll find two bottles each of the following:
Coates The Syrah McLaren Vale 2014
’This red has something about it. Peanuts, black cherries, plums and sweet, fresh herb notes… an entity in itself… a different, but worthy expression of the region's Shiraz.’
93 points, Campbell Mattinson
Yangarra Estate Vineyard Shiraz 2017
‘…relentlessly captures the senses with its dark spiced fruits, the aftertaste slowly diminishing.’
97 points, James Halliday
Mitolo Wines G.A.M. Shiraz 2014
‘…has the power and complexity of all Ben Glaetzer's red wines: deep-seated ripe fruit, soft tannins… dark chocolate a bonus extra.’
94 points, James Halliday
"Interesting on both flavour and texture levels. This red has something about it. Peanuts, black cherries, plums and sweet, fresh herb notes are the speakers but the overall effect is an entity in itself. It's a different, but worthy expression of the region's shiraz."
93 points, Wine Companion (January 2016)
"From six estate blocks, 75% destemmed, every berry optically scrutinised by a very expensive piece of equipment that happily deals with any disease or other damage (say botrytis). Wild yeast-open fermented, plunged, 14 months in French oak (20% new). The pure singularity of this certified biodynamic wine has a different face to its King's Wood sibling. It relentlessly captures the senses with its dark spiced fruits, the aftertaste slowly diminishing."
97 points, Wine Companion (February 2019)
"This is on the second step up the ladder, and has the power and complexity of all Ben Glaetzer's red wines: deep-seated ripe fruit, soft tannins, and overall mouthfeel, dark chocolate a bonus extra. A Linus blanket."
94 points, Wine Companion (March 2017)