2019 Langi Shiraz

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Langi Shiraz is a revered benchmark for cool climate Australian Shiraz. From the fruit of old vines planted on our isolated vineyard in 1969, this landmark wine reveals the vibrant synergy between site and variety. The secret of what makes Langi Shiraz great lies in the unique character of the vines. The Langi Old Block shiraz vineyard dips and weaves across the landscape, proffering parcels of fruit of extreme complexity and stunning finesse. Each of these parcels is selectively harvested and then fermented separately to capture their inimitable qualities at their peak. Gift box included.

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Viticulture

Shiraz (100%)
2019
Grampians, Victoria
Vineyard: Mount Langi Estate – Old Block | Vine age: 51 years | Harvest date: May 2019 | Harvest method: Hand picked.

Tasting Notes

Deep crimson
Black cherries, blackberry, mulberries, liquorice and roses
A sublime blend of tightly woven dark fruits, supported by velvet tannins. Punctuated by mocha, toast and notes of cinnamon.
20+ years

Winemaking

14.80%
750ml
3.45
Fermentation method: Small open top fermenters. 90% whole berry, 10% whole bunch. A mixture of plunging and pump-overs were used during fermentation. An average of 2-3 weeks total time on skins. Natural yeasts were used to start ferments, and once complete the wines were pressed to tank to settle overnight and then transferred to barrels to complete MLF.

Professional Reviews

96
The Swiss clone, planted in 1969 and still on its own roots, is at the heart of this impressive flagship shiraz. It has a deep vein of ripeness of dark plum, aniseed, sage, lifted wood spices and blackberries. Taut across the palate in structure but velvety in flavour, it raises the question of when to drink. The answer: not just now, if possible.
96
The iconic Langi Shiraz, forty years after its first vintage. The times have changed and over the years so has the wine taking on an intensity and depth of fruit not out of place in Heathcote. This is a big, ripe Langi with plenty of volume and flavour. It’s deep ruby colour is backed up by a seriously intense core of dark fruits – blackberry, rocky minerality, blackcurrant and liquorice are well supported by 60% new, small French oak. The palate follows with lashings of sweet, rich fruit and mouthcoating tannins with warming alcohol helping to drive a long finish. Tannins are well integrated and give this wine the backbone to drink well over the medium term.
97
Very deep, concentrated red/purple colour, youthful and bright. The bouquet is powerful and high-impact, it bounces out of the glass, with pepper-spice and graphite, ironstone and blackberry aromas, while the flavour is intense and focused, concentrated and long, with power but not heaviness. The tannins are fine and coat the mouth, the richness of flavour ensuring it lingers long after the wine has gone. A spectacular Shiraz.