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2019 Talus Shiraz


Our vineyard lies peacefully nestled in the arms of its namesake, the 400-million-year-old granite massif; Mount Langi Ghiran. Over time, the forces of Mother Nature have cast rock fragments to the base of the mountain creating a formation we know as talus. The Talus range is an expression of the unique soils at Mount Langi Ghiran, reflecting our intimate knowledge of vine, soil and mountain. The 2019 Talus Shiraz showcases complex tannins and elegant dark fruit as a result of our aged vines and Grampians cool climate.

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Shiraz (100%)
Grampians, Victoria
Vineyard: Mount Langi Estate – Cellar Block, Contour, House Block 3, House Block 4, Old Block | Vine age:Average 20 years | Harvest date: April - May 2019 | Harvest method: 90% Hand picked, 10% Machine.

Tasting Notes

Vibrant, deep crimson.
Blackberries, black cherry, baking spices and lavender.
Black and red fruits, mulberries, dark chocolate and violet. Medium bodied, but with a fruit richness. Firm lingering tannins, punctuated by the cool-climate acid profile indicative of Mount Langi Ghiran Shiraz.
Drink now until 2035.


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, and once ferment was complete the wines were pressed to tank to settle overnight and then transferred to barrels to complete MLF.

Professional Reviews

90% whole bunches and an increase in new oak this year, brings an immediate firmer tannic structure together than the ‘18, with the noted presence of vanillan oak. Impenetrable purple in colour. Boasts a solid, oak-framed introduction of deep dark berries, spice, pepper, tilled earth and bitumen. The palate is quite chewy, the tannins dense and drying. Make this wine a keeper.