On Thursday 1st September, Chief winemaker Ben Haines was introducing the 36th release of the Langi Shiraz – the 2014 Langi Shiraz.
In the 2017 James Halliday Wine Companion, the industry doyen gave the 2014 Langi Shiraz 98 points and described the wine like “an orchestra playing Beethoven”. This unusual comparison is spot on for the guests of the event who had the chance to enjoy the 2014 Langi Shiraz accompanied by a small performance by musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
The dinner was also a rare opportunity to compare the new release of the Langi Shiraz to two older vintages, the 1998 and the 2004.
Before the star wine was tasted, the team had chosen to share with guest 2 other wines from the museum, the 2012 Blanc de Blancs and the 1997 Langi Riesling alongside the 2013 Langi Riesling.
With less than 300 dozen produced for this vintage, the release dinner was limited to only 50 lucky guests who’s enthusiasm for Langi have made the evening even more special for the team.
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