We are excited to present the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion results for Mount Langi Ghiran. We were awarded a Top 5 Red Star* Winery Rating along with amazing scores.
95 POINTS – 2015 HOLLOWS SHIRAZ | Sold Out
The Hollows Vineyard was planted in’96, and forms the core component of this wine. Open-fermented, hand-plunged, matured in French oak (30% new). Full crimson-purple hue; a fragrant spicy bouquet leads into a very intense and impeccably tailored palate, fine and textured with black pepper woven through black fruits. It ticks all the boxes of balance, length and clarity of finish.
94 POINTS – 2016 CLIFF EDGE SHIRAZ | Buy Here
This wine benefited handsomely from the egregious weather that beset vintage ‘16. Hail saw to it that the fruit usually assigned to the Mount Langi Ghiran Shiraz and the special Mastcuvee was declassified, landing in this. Medium-bodied and poised as a chiaroscuro of cool climate reticence and an effusion of cherry, anise, black plum, menthol and five-spice, this is delicious. Finishes with a smear of black olive soused tannins and a whir of peppery acidity, this can be enjoyed now or aged medium term.
94 POINTS – 2016 LANGI RIESLING | Buy Here
Scents of lemon curd, lime, Thai herb, ripe brown pear and bitter almond scents kick off the dialogue. The palate, lightweight but brimming with intensity akin to a richer wine, is soused with marzipan. Again, this estate is not afraid of exploiting grape skin phenolics for their grip, texture and capacity to balance a wine across a litany of dishes. Very Old World in its composure; Australian in its joyousness. An ode to a challenging year!
94 POINTS – 2016 CLIFF EDGE PINOT GRIS | Sold Out Buy 2017 Here
Barrel fermentation of fruit with well above average flavour results in a true gris style with spices embedded in nashi pear and lemongrass fruit. Time to go.
94 POINTS – 2015 HOLLOWS SANGIOVESE | Buy Here
The colour is bright and clear, with the first stages of development. Intensely spicy on the bouquet, and more savoury on the palate – but without sandpaper tannins. This wine would make a brilliant partner to Italian, Spanish or other Mediterranean dishes.
92 POINTS – 2016 BILLI BILLI PINOT GRIS | Sold Out
91 POINTS – 2016 CLIFF EDGE RIESLING | Sold Out Buy 2017 Here
91 POINTS – 2016 SPINOFF SANGIOVESE BARBERA | Sold Out
91 POINTS – 2015 BILLI BILLI SHIRAZ | Buy Now
*Winery with a long track record of excellence in the context of its region – truly the best of the best.