Mount Langi Ghiran Langi Shiraz

The elegant and beautifully proportioned Langi Shiraz is a Victorian classic. Originally planted in the late 1960s, the spectacular vineyard lies at the base of the 540 metre cliff-face of Mt Langi Ghiran. The well ventilated site is trellised to an arched cane system which promotes an open canopy. Vinification takes place in shallow open fermenters. The wine is aged in a combination of American and French oak barriques and puncheons for approximately 12 months before bottling. In a cool vintage, the wine shows distinct white pepper/raspberry aromas and flavours. In warm years it can have intense raspberry/blackberry/cracked pepper aromas but a ripe, elegantly structured, palate. In a great vintage it can outclass almost everything. Andrew Caillard MW