The fruit from Billi Billi comes from assorted parcels peppered amongst Mount Langi Ghiran’s holdings throughout the Grampians, with a good selection from the Mount Langi Ghiran vineyards (from which the Langton’s Classified ‘Excellent’ Langi Shiraz hails). James Halliday called it, ‘hard to resist at this price’. Indeed, the price to quality ratio here will surprise as soon as the red fruit and spice aromas emerge from the bottle.
Your upgraded bottle is the 2018 Cliff Edge Shiraz, take the lauded cool climate expressions of Mount Langi Ghiran to a higher level again. Hand-picked from the winery’s historic namesake vineyards, the fruit is aged for 14 months in 30% new French oak barriques. Brimming with raspberry, aniseed, and spice, and shot through with a line of fine tannin.
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The fragrant, floral red fruits and spice and pepper on the bouquet are joined by black pepper and licorice on the palate. Hard to resist at this price, very hard. No patience is required, it is ready now.
93 points, Wine Companion (September 2019)
Wonderfully fruited and elegantly styled, the wine shows dark plum, cranberry, olive, anise and hazelnut aromas on the nose, leading to a beautifully weighted palate that is flavoursome and nicely polished. It is soothing and refined with a lingering, delicate dry finish.
91 points, Wine Orbit (October 2019)
A bright and ripe shiraz that has abundant, pepper-laced blackberry and plum aromas with a fresh, zesty and intense core of fine and fresh tannin.
91 points, JamesSuckling.com (May 2019)
50% hand-picked, 50% machine-harvested (traditional), part whole berry, part crushed, 2 weeks on skins with cultured yeast, 14 months in French barriques (30% new). The Grampians at its most seductive. Medium-bodied, with supple dark fruits, licorice, spice and soft tannins.
96 points, Wine Companion (January 2020)
Another cracking shiraz from this excellent Grampians producer. Medium-weight fruit with a spicy plumminess supported by a thread of chalky fine tannins. Has remarkable focus and direction through the palate.
93 points, Top 100 Reds, The West Australian
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.