2021 Talus Cabernet Sauvignon


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.

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Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Grampians, Victoria
Vineyard: Mount Langi Estate | Vine age: 47 years | Harvest date: May 2021 | Harvest method: Machine picked.

Tasting Notes

Deep crimson with a purple hue.
Black currant, fresh leather and hints of violet.
Spicy dark fruit, palate is plush and generous. Tannins provide plenty of structure and ageing potential.
This is a young wine that will benefit from a few years in the cellar and is expected to age very well over the next 15+ years.


2021 was another relatively mild year in terms of temperatures, allowing for above average yields, of high-quality fruit. Ripening was drawn out, resulting in a divine Cabernet Sauvignon, with loads of spice and a full basket of fruit flavours.

Professional Reviews

Such a stylish and thoroughly beautiful expression of Grampians cooler climate cabernet. Highly perfumed aromas of blackcurrant and a touch of African violet adding a further aromatic lift. The medium bodied palate is brilliantly crafted with plush and generously supple fruits supported by excellent oak and fine tannin. Long focused finish.
Right in the wheelhouse of a classic cool climate Cabernet, this Talus is a very good release from Mount Langi Ghiran. The fruit comes from machine-harvested vines with an average age of 47 years and they see French oak barriques for 16 months (45% new). The introduction stirs up plenty of interest. Think cool mints (do they still make those?), blackberries, blackberry paste, blackcurrants and pretty purple flowers. Some tomato bush and roasted capsicum raise their hand early but move on after some time in the glass. There is some density but the fruit glides through with a silky presence. Soft tannins have a skip in their step and coax you back time and again. It's drinking well now but it will build some fabulous momentum in the years to come, should you have the patience to let it do so.