This upgrade pack is not to be missed. These two cool-climate Shiraz are composed of the best fruit Mount Langi produces, yet are two very different expressions. The Talus Shiraz showcases a distinctive minerality with silky tannins balancing power and elegance. The upgrade Langi is an iconic wine nearly 20 years of age, proudly carrying our ‘Excellent’ Classification. Typified by dark fruits, supple textures and mid-palate buoyancy, this Shiraz is one for the ages.
A blend of some of the best parcels from the Mount Langi Ghiran property, 80% hand-picked, open-fermented with 75% whole berries/25% whole bunches, matured for 18 months in French barriques (25% new), 600 dozen made. If you didn't know otherwise, you might think red fruits have joined the black, or viognier or raspberries (wild or cultivated).
96 points, Wine Companion (January 2020)
This is a deeply complex and ripe shiraz that has very pure red-plum, raspberry and cherry-like fruit, framed in fragrant spices and plenty of perfume. The palate has sleek, composed and concentrated style with vivid red-berry and plum flavors. Will age for a decade easily.
94 points, JamesSuckling.com (December 2021)
Deep ruby colour with some purple hints in the rim. Raspberries just crushed with hints of white pepper and broken dark slate on the nose. A medium-bodied shiraz that flows with drive yet elegance. Plush and bright fruits are layered with graphite minerality that is accentuated by a sandy tannic line and a fine high tone of acidity. Hard to put down and will unfurl into further complexity in time.
95 points, The Real Review (March 2020)
Fractionally deeper colour than Cliff Edge; full-bodied, potent, powerful and dense wine; blackberry, spice, bitter chocolate and licorice; very good tannins and oak; long finish.
95 points, Wine Companion (March 2006)
Big and very dense red that’s enormously complex with ripe plum, cassis, liquorice, tar, classy oak, toffee, mocha and a range of oriental spices. A classic label with a proven ability to age very well indeed. A fine example of a great Australian Shiraz.
95 points, The Real Review (June 2007)
The GrampiansLocated in western Central Victoria, the Grampians was settled during the gold rush of the 1850’s. Indeed the vivid history of the gold rush is inextricably intertwined with the history of viticulture in the region. Seppelt at Great Western, one of the region’s iconic wineries was built at the end of the gold rush when scores of out-of-work prospectors excavated its extensive drives and cellars. The "drives" completed in 1932, stretch for three kilometres and provide perfect conditions for the maturation of sparkling wine, for which the region is well-known. The climate of the Grampians is Mediterranean and essentially cool with vineyards situated at elevations ranging from 240 to 350m. The region experiences long sunshine hours and low rainfall necessitating supplementary irrigation. Soils in the region range from weathered volcanic soils to sandy and red clay loams interspersed with ironstone. The region is suited to a diverse range of varietals including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon but is best known for its crisp fruity Riesling and distinctive spicy peppery Shiraz.
Mount Langi GhiranMount Langi Ghiran is a premium wine producer based in the Grampians region of Victoria. Originally planted as early as 1870, the original Shiraz vineyard was replanted in 1963 by the Frantin brothers. Intrigued by the high quality of the Fratin’s fruit, Trevor Mast joined Mount Langi Ghiran as a consultant winemaker in 1978. In 1987 Trevor, together with his wife Sandra Mast purchased the property and quickly established a strong following for the Langi Shiraz, one of Australia’s finest cool climate wines. The winery was sold in 2002 to the Rathbone family. Dan Buckle took over the winemaking from Trevor in 2003, continuing the vision and pursuit of quality that Trevor had set out. Tragically Trevor Mast passed away prematurely in 2012. His extraordinary vision continues to live on in the wines of Mount Langi Ghiran.