Week in Review 20-04-19
Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Review
The long weekend is upon us, and with it a proliferation of goodies. No, we’re not talking about chocolate or lavish celebratory lunches (although the latter would be even more enjoyable with a selection of what you’ll find below). Instead, we’re thinking of those Langton’s Classified ‘Excellent’ wines that are the backbone of any solid Aussie cellar, and start at just $33. Also Italian white wines ,the best of our Otago Pinot Noir, and the new release of a 2018 Wine of the Year Winner.
The ‘Excellent’ category of the Langton’s Classification celebrates those steadfast wines that demonstrate consistency and calibre. Some are recent entrants representing the changing tastes of Australia, some are longstanding stalwarts of the secondary market. Explore the Langton’s Classification VII and secure the country’s most sought-after wines this long weekend.
Move over, Pinot Grigio. This week, we’re drinking Italian whites that would complete any fully-laden table with a certain flair Italiano. A Soave from the verdant foothills of Verona, a racy Carricante grown in the ancient soils of Etna, and a world class Italian Chardonnay. Discover the breadth of Italian whites.
Central Otago Pinot Noir
The inky depth, haunting perfume and plush, mouth-filling qualities of Central Otago’s best Pinot Noirs evoke the dramatic terroir in which they were made. This week, we introduced Archangel’s luscious 2015 vintage, which takes Pinot to a higher plane. Elsewhere, Misha’s Vineyard’s The High Note (exclusive to Langton’s) is rich in purity and elegance.
Explore Michele Chiarlo
Access the new vintage of the Wine Enthusiast 2018 #1 Wine of the Year. The 2015 took the top spot, and now the 2016 Michele Chiarlo Cipressi Nizza Barbera has arrived. This is Piedmont distilled: dark savoury notes, bright acidity and mouth-coating fruit. Thirsty for more from Michele Chiarlo? The 98 point Cerequio Barolo takes things up a notch.
This week, we celebrated the curiously named Malbec World Day with a value selection of six distinctive, delicious expressions from Argentina and beyond.This is a varietal that over-delivers at every price point. It’s never too late to raise a glass to Malbec World Day!
Just like a long weekend, the best things end too soon. So it was this week as we released our allocation of the latest Jimmy Watson trophy winner—the 2016 Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon. It sold out in days, but you can still access the stellar remainder of our Xanadu portfolio.
This weekend, consider pairing a freshly toasted hot cross bun, generously buttered, with a glass or two of Sparkling. The bread and cream characters in Champagne are a revelatory accompaniment to the soft spice, dried fruit and yeast of the buns.
The Langton's Team