Langton's Wolf Blass Platinum 11+1 Pack
Shareholder Price $349* Full Price $695~ Save $346†
Mike Bennie describes the Platinum Label as ‘an epic wine’ with the Medlands vineyard being ‘the x-factor’ and, at five years old, is starting to strut. That one is for you, the ‘pitch perfect’ Grey Label is for sharing.
THIS MIX CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING
11 x Wolf Blass Grey Label McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018
1 x Wolf Blass Platinum Label Medlands Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016
Terms and Conditions:
* This offer is valid until May 23, 2021 or while stocks last. Unless otherwise stated, all cases are sold as a case lot.
† SAVINGS are calculated using full price minus the sale price of each offer.
~ FULL PRICE - Given Langton’s special range of wines, the full price price has been calculated based on individual bottle prices supplied by the relevant winery, reputable wine stores and wine critics such as James Halliday and Robert Parker.
If you have any questions, please contact Langton’s on 1300 946 347 Langton’s, Level 1, 26 Waterloo St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 ABN 77 159 767 843 (Endeavour Group Limited), Licence No. LIQ770010303 © Copyright 2020. Langton’s. All rights reserved. Limited licence: 36120002 Packaged Liquor Licence: 32055289
Senior red winemaker Steven Frost, “experimenting more, using less new oak, a bit more time on skins, working with extraction rates. The constant injection of new, younger winemakers allowed to play with some things, not necessarily that become final products, but perhaps part of the mix, or a component. All the little things adding up to evolution and gradual change”. The 1998 was the first vintage and set aside for being the best of best, the Medlands Vineyard being the x-factor, the 2008 became this Platinum wine and it’s been made in the best years since. Fermented on skins in small fermenters, only into French oak (not American, as so much of Wolf Blass has relied on). Fanfare stuff.
Succulent wine of serious, ripe tannin and deep, potent concentration. Fog of dark berries, clove, walnut, new leather and pot pourri dried rose petal floral notes. Consistent strong flavours from front to back, tightly wound, run of steel rails of acidity and serious structure from sinewy, powerful tannin. An epic wine here. Distinct pedigree, distinct style and exemplifies premium modern Barossa shiraz.
95 Points, Mike Bennie
The top winemaker of Wolf Blass Chris Hatcher, “I can see the generational change in drinkers. I can see the viticultural change too, dramatic change, the understanding of what does well in which region, and how to manage vineyards in respect to the wines we are trying to make”. Chief red winemaker of Wolf Blass Steven Frost says, “we’re welcoming a bit more vintage and variety variation in Grey Label these days”, the selection of parcels across McLaren Vale helps, “winding back on the oak regime and the extraction impact is a start. Showing the McLaren Vale perfume, rather than richness and depth”. Hello 2020, hello 2018 release.
Certainly a plush, velvety style, though tannins are dark, sinewy, and acidity is fresh and lifting. Nice feel of staining the palate, choc-berries, salted liquorice, cedar wood scents and flavours, some crushed rock minerally stuff going on and a general sense of structure, architecture and pitch perfect medium weight. A serious expression. Built for long haul. Good release.
93 points, Mike Bennie