Week in Review 07-12-18
Friday, December 7, 2018 in Review
Langton’s 30th Anniversary year may be nearing its conclusion, but there’s still plenty of time and opportunity to join in the celebrations.
Every $100 you spend at Langton’s until midnight next Wednesday, December 12, automatically gains you an entry in our 30th Anniversary competition.
Three major prize winners will enjoy unique and exclusive winery experiences thanks to our lead partners, the Barossa Valley’s Hentley Farm, the Yarra Valley’s Oakridge and McLaren Vale’s d’Arenberg, home of the famous d’Arenberg Cube.
Appropriately, you receive TWO entries in the competition for every $100 spent on wines from Hentley Farm, Oakridge and d’Arenberg.
Christmas delivery cutoff dates
Ensure your wines arrives in time for your celebration. Please speak to your Langton’s wine broker for any delivery related queries - view Christmas delivery cutoff dates.
Total prize value is $20,000+ including Vintec wine cabinets, Coravin wine preservation systems and $50 Langton’s vouchers. We’ve already given away two 110 bottle, dual-zone Vintecs (each worth $2388) two Deluxe Coravins ($695 each) and a heap of $50 vouchers.
Wine makes a great gift. We opened Langton’s Museum Store for business earlier this month – and got (virtually) knocked down in the (online) rush.
We’ve restocked the store with back-vintages, plus some more big bottles, and it’s open for business again.
And then there’s this week’s other great offers…
2015 Château Haut-Bailly
Grand cru classé, Pessac-Leognan
“This is a vivid and powerful red with lots of bright fruit and spice character. Full body, chewy tannins and loads of fruit on the finish. Firm and focused tannins. Lots of energy and vibrance. Spice and violet leaf undertone. Pure fruit. Pure structure.”
98-99 points, James Suckling
2016 Nga Waka Three Paddles Pinot Noir
Now’s the time for cooled (not too cold) Pinot, and Nga Waka’s ‘3Ps’ could well offer the best value in our entire portfolio. It’s delicious, but don’t take our word for it...
“Nga Waka's second label offers first label quality…”
Bob Campbell MW
2017 Crawford River Riesling
Langton’s Classified ‘Excellent’
From far south-western Victoria, near Portland, comes one of Australia’s finest Rieslings.
“Wow this is good… so punchy and so vivid… has that extra something.”
96 points, Campbell Mattinson
2018 Naked Run
‘The First’ Riesling
Insider special from the family business of Pike’s winemaker Steve Baraglia and wife Laura. Won Gold at the Langton’s Clare Valley Wine Show 2018, where Naked Run won the Trophy for Best Small Producer. Quintessential Clare Valley Riesling. A bargain. Selling fast.
The Dead Arm Shiraz
Langton’s Classified ‘Outstanding’
Classic South Australian Shiraz with a pedigree… as long as your arm.
“...a great and formidable wine… genius fusion of power and elegance.” - Nick Stock
96 points, James Halliday
96 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
Bête Noir Shiraz
Welcome to the new Barossa (via the south of France)...
“...dark berries and plums framed by a complex web of savoury spices… beautiful...”
- 96 points, James Halliday
Champagne and Ned Goodwin MW
On Wednesday evening, around twenty guests joined us in the Langton’s Tasting Room for a celebration of Grower Champagne. Ned Goodwin MW, led us through nine vintage and non-vintage wines from grower producers Robert Moncuit, Vazart-Coquart and Pierre Gimonnet & Fils as well as the 2009 Pol Roger as a comparison of a grand marque.
Ned combines the academic knowledge of MW with the flair of a sommelier and shared his infectious passion for fizz. It was a wonderful way to sign off what has been the most incredible year in events. If you want to stay up-to-date with all of our events, head over to our events page or talk to your broker.
COMING SOON: TOP SIX WINES OF 2018
Next week we’ll be choosing Langton’s Top Six of 2018 - the wines that had the most impact on you, and us, over the past year. You’ll see them revealed, one at a time, over the six days between Christmas and the New Year. We have so many great candidates that it’s wide open at the moment. The final selection will be well worth your attention - just two more weeks to wait.
If you haven’t finished shopping, remember that wine makes a great gift - and if you live in urban Australia we can deliver online purchases before December 25.
The Langton's Team
*Langton's 30th Anniversary Celebration Promotion: Aust resid. (excl NT) 18+ only. Ends 12/12/18 11:59pm AEDT. T&Cs apply. For full Terms and Conditions, click here.