Mount Langi Ghiran Langi Grampians Shiraz 2005
Syrah/Shiraz from Victoria, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Aromas of blackberry and mulberry fruits interlaced with dark plum characters with mixed spice and hints of pepper. Boldly structured tannins on the palate, with ripe blackberry fruits, spice and tight acidity adding length and definition. Complex savory characters in the background evolve with time.
"Powerful purple colour; the same seamless flow of fruit, oak and tannins as in the preceding vintages; the flavours range through red cherry, blackberry, spice, pepper, tamed by lively acidity and fine tannins. "
Australian Wine Companion
"Dig deep into this wine and it won't disappoint you. It has the coolness of the earth, a deep-rooted connection to clay-like minerality layered with floral scents that live close the ground-lavender and violets as well as higher-toned fruit, curranty red and blueberry fresh. This is about as sexy as shiraz gets, explosive and ever so cautiously restrained. The wine comes from estate vines planted in 1963, growing on granitic sand over red clays and ironstone. I recently opened a bottle of 1986 from this vineyard, which was nothing less than astonishing. It's the only reason I could imagine cellaring this 2005, which seems merely young and delicious in comparison."
Wine & Spirits
"Saturated red color. Seductive, expansive bouquet of redcurrant, raspberry, cherry-cola, fresh violet, Asian spices and smoky minerals. Fresh black raspberry and candied cherry flavors are tightened by youthful acidity and firmed by fine-grained tannins. A lightly sweet vanilla quality builds through the finish and melds smoothly with the deep red berry flavors. Displays good nervy precision, but I'd resist opening it for at least another seven or eight years. Really lovely wine."
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Originally established in the 1870's Mount Langi Ghirans reputation is built on vision, quality and passion.
The vineyards are located in a spectacular setting, at an elevation of 350 metres, situated at the base of the 540 metre cliff face of Mount Langi Ghiran. Directly opposite is the Mount Cole state forest positioning the vineyards within a 30km valley. In 1996 the winery...
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Learn About Victoria
From stickies to Pinot Noir, Victoria is varied in its wines. The southernmost state of Australia, Victoria is third in wine production, after South Australia and New South Wales. The state is home to Yarra Valley as well as other cool climate growing regions, and yet, it also houses the regions of Rutherglen & Glenrowan. These two areas are hot and dusty and famous for their...
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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz
(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...
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