Week in Review 12-01-19
Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Review
Our end-of-year Top Six has once again been a hit. Each wine has made the cut thanks to a combination of undoubted quality and unquestionable value. After a long debate, the 2016 Turkey Flat, the Classified ‘Excellent’ quintessential Barossa Shiraz, took the top spot.
This week we’ve also looked at a selection of French Rosés. All from Provence, all showing that classic Côte d’Azur style that makes Côtes de Provence Rosé a summer essential for so many Langton’s customers. We also took another look 2017 Pierro. If Leeuwin Art Series is the Margaret River Chardonnay ace, then Pierro is the king. It is the only Classified ‘Outstanding’ Margaret River Chardonnay.
Langton’s Top Six 2018
Here’s the full list of Langton’s Top Six for 2018.
#1 Turkey Flat Shiraz Barossa Valley 2016
#2 D. Faiveley Clos Des Myglands 1er Cru Mercurey 2016
#3 Moss Wood Cab Sauvignon Margaret River 2015
#4 Hoddles Creek Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2017
#5 Rivetto Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 2015
#6 De Bortoli Dixons Creek Shiraz Yarra Valley 2015
Plus, see our the 2018 shortlisted wines in our Honourable Mentions section.
Essential Provence Rosé 6-pack
Our International Buying Team has tasted an incredible number of French Rosés, only those that make the grade are added to our portfolio. The wines in the essential selection typify the Côtes de Provence style and that eternal elegance that evokes a sun-kissed, salt-spray stay in the Côte d’Azur. Summer is here, it’s time to Rosé!
Pierro Chardonnay Margaret River 2017
Langton’s Classified ‘Outstanding’
The 2017 Pierro, as usual, has tension as well as power, finesse as well as creamy texture – a world-class Chardonnay of impressive purity, balance and underlying power. The 2017 is a fine addition to a consistently fine line boasting 13 years in a row of James Halliday rankings of 94 points or better.
Penfolds Grange Museum 1979 - 2013
Penfolds Grange needs no introduction so let's get down to brass tacks. This parcel of recently acquired museum Grange (with a few additions from our own collection) includes vintages spanning forty years. Some of the vintages are so few in number, they are only available through your Langton's Broker.
If your New Year’s resolution was to drink better wine in 2019, we’ve got you covered. Have a great weekend!