Week in Review 06-10-18
Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Review
We love a cellar dive. A dip into our museum usually reveals a few treasures and curios. This time we have two wines in their mid-teens and they're both ready to be opened, poured and shared. The Teyssier Les Asteries is certainly one for good company, it's a magnum. Nothing impresses quite like a maggie of age Bordeaux in the middle of the table. We also have a museum Suckfizzle Cabernet from Margaret River. Stella Bella, roughly, ‘Beautiful Star’ and this star is ready to take centre stage. Just don’t fluff your lines, Suckfizzle is quite a mouthful.
This week also had a few wines to taste. We looked at Quartz Reef Pinots Gris and Noir and méthode traditionnelle from pioneering Central Otago winemaker Rudi Bauer. We also opened the latest vintages of the O'Riada and the Classified Exceptional SV from Clonakilla.
However, this week has revolved around the Penfolds 2018 releases. Our Wine Brokers got a sneak peek at eight of the wines from wines to be released – 2014 Grange, 2015 St Henri 2016, 2017 Bin A17 and Bin 707 Bin 389, RWT, Bin 407 and Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet all from 2016. The Penfolds Collection 2018 is due for release on 18th of October. Some of our lines will be offered in limited numbers, make sure you secure yours. Have you called your Langton's Wine Broker recently? Now might be good time to get in touch.
See the full Wines of the Week here.
MAGNUM Aged 14 years
"This wine comes from a privileged 2.5-acre vineyard perched on the edge of the city of Saint-Emilion next to cru classé Clos Fourtet. It is beautifully perfumed, rich, opulent almost, but still with a strong sense of structure and dark, dry fruits. The texture is dense, packed with dusty tannins and black currant jelly flavours. It should age well, over at least 10 years."
Suckfizzle Cabernet Sauvignon,
Margaret River 2002
Aged 16 years
“Potent but pure, beautifully enunciated, Margaret River Cabernet; sweet blackcurrant/cassis fruit; ripe, flowing tannins; perfect oak integration. Cork.”
96 points, James Halliday
Canberra District 2017
"One of the greatest vintages of this wine... The palate is immaculately detailed, long and silky with flavors of blackberries, red cherries, red plums, dark cherries, blackberries and dark chocolate. The palate is delivered with steady elegance and power... With the most immaculate tannins, too. The real soul of this wine shines through in this perfectly simpatico vintage. Fascinating to drink now, but it is best to give it some time."
98 points, Nick Stock for JamesSuckling.com
Clos des Myglands
A very well-reviewed, 1er cru Pinot Noir from one of Burgundy's most famous houses, founded in 1825, at just $55 per bottle, the same price as the 2015. Clos des Myglands is a Faiveley monopole - they own the entire 6.3 hectare vineyard - in Mercurey, a more southerly, slightly warmer part of Burgundy making a relatively full-flavoured style of Pinot Noir with strong appeal to the Australian palate.
“Purity is the hallmark of this sleek red…”
Nebbiolo from the Italian Alps
"This wine comes from a privileged 2.5-acre vineyard perched on the edge of the city of Saint-Emilion next to cru classé Clos Fourtet. It is beautifully perfumed, rich, opulent almost, but still with a strong sense of structure and dark, dry fruits. The texture is dense, packed with dusty tannins and black currant jelly flavors. It should age well, over at least 10 years."
A Night at the Museum with Champagne Billecart-Salmon
In 2018, Langton's is celebrating 30 years and we're in the mood to celebrate. Our anniversary coincides nicely with the celebration of 200 years of Champagne Billecart-Salmon. We'll be raising a glass this incredible milestone with 6th generation owner Antoine Roland Salmon at the Australian Museum. To stay informed about this and all Langton's premium events, talk to your Broker or register here.
The Langton's Team