Vintage
2015
Brand
Mast
Title
Shiraz
Description

Mount Langi Ghiran tribute to a legendary winemaker and great man Trevor Mast. This fourth release of Mast Shiraz continues the exploration of the Mount Langi Ghiran Vineyard and showcases one of Trevor’s favourite shiraz blocks known at Langi as “House Block 4”.

$ 70.00 retail price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
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Viticulture

Varietal
Shiraz (100%)
Vintage
2015
Region
Grampians
Growing Conditions
2015 provided near perfect conditions for grape growing. After some January rain and unseasonably mild temperatures throughout January and February, the cooler temperatures continued throughout March and April contributing to long, slow and steady ripening. Despite the unusually cool summer, sugar accumulation commenced relatively early and continued steadily until the end of April delivering fruit with wonderful natural acidity, fine and complex structure and stunning aromatic range. House Block 4 was amongst the last blocks to be harvested for the 2015 vintage.

Tasting Notes

Colour
Dark Ruby with hints of blue
Nose
The bouquet lifts with great definition and concentration. Red and black fruits are laced with floral notes of rose and violets, and dustings of fragrant herbs and spices.
Palate
The intensity of character carries on to the palate, with tense red and black fruit releasing wafts of perfume and spice. The palate is pure, and the structure speaks of its cool location; a certain positive friction between the granular tannin and the fine natural acid that is woven in to the flow of deep flavours.

Winemaking

Alcohol
14.6%
Bottle size
750 mL
Winemaking Notes
The MOUNT LANGI GHIRAN Mast Shiraz was introduced in 2012 to honour the legacy of Trevor Mast - one of the industry’s great pioneers of cool climate winemaking and the first Winemaker at Mount Langi Ghiran. This, the fourth release of Mast Shiraz, continues the exploration of the Mount Langi Ghiran vineyard, and showcases one of Trevor’s favourite shiraz blocks known at Langi as “House Block 4”. Typically the coolest block on the property with its steep east face and Mount Langi Ghiran itself bearing over from the west casting its shadow, House Block 4 reflects a deeper, darker and moodier side of the Langi vineyard. The 2015 Mast Shiraz reflects season and site in equal measure. Its concentration is carried with elegance and poise, and its grand, complex structure presents with a restrained confidence.

Professional Reviews

Rating Value
97
Rating Scale
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Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
James Halliday
Publication
Halliday Wine Companion Magazine 2018
Review
The bouquet is extremely expressive, with pepper and French oak joining hands with the polished, glossy black cherry fruit and black pepper. French oak is of greater importance for this wine than for either if its siblings. What a magnificent trio of wines.
Rating Value
94
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100
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0
Reviewer
Campbell Mattinson
Publication
The Wine Front
Review
This is the fourth release of Mount Langi’s ‘tribute’ to Trevor Mast. It hasn’t put a foot wrong as yet. It’s grown on the house Block 4 vineyard; vine age is around 25 years. It’s a bunchy, peppery, herbal shiraz with ample fruit and general feeling of suppleness. Indeed it feels fluid, the juiciness of the fruit moving the herb/spice notes along at a good clip. There’s plenty to muse over but it doesn’t get too caught up in itself; it has a keen drinkability. Nutty oak, smoky inflections, plums and cherries aplenty, all presented in beautifully balanced form. You can drink this now, for sure, but it will cellar like a charm. Tasted : Aug17 Drink : 2021 - 2031+
Rating Value
95
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Huon Hooke
Publication
Huon Hooke Online
Review
Deep, bright purple/red colour with a peppery, red cherry, smoky, fireplace-ash character, also root vegetables; it's very much a stem-fermented bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied and sinewy, a discreet wine, but quite approachable in youth because of its lightness of touch and soft tannins. A tight, tidy wine, which drinks well now but will surely have a long life.
Vintage
2015
Brand
Mast
Title
Shiraz
$ 70.00 retail price per bottle
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$ 70.00 total + shipping

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