Mount Langi Ghiran Shiraz 1999

I now get Mount Langi Ghiran shiraz.  It's not that I didn't get it before - I've always thought their shiraz both good and well priced for a "flagship" wine - I just hadn't realised that their shiraz could be this good.  The 1999 shiraz has an aroma of intense white pepper and green peppercorns.  "Pepperama" in fact.  On the palate, there is pepper, a depth of plum flavours and viscous length.  An outstanding wine that deserves seeking out.  95 points (8/10)

Abv: 14.5%
Price: $85 (current vintage)
Would I buy it having tasted it?  Is the Pope Catholic?
Website: http://www.langi.com.au
Grampians
April 14, 2011
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Comments

Fred McTaggart said…
The 1999 Langi was made by Trevor Mast, who later sold the winery but served for some time as winemaker and then as a consultant. Unfortunately, Trevor now suffers from early onset Alzheimer's.

I am a long-term fan of Mount Langi and the winemaking of Trevor Mast, and I believe, as he did, that the property is one of the best in Australia for producing good Shiraz. However, Trevor's wife, Sandra, told me last month that the winery now makes a different style of wine--good but not to her taste and probably not to mine.
Sean Mitchell said…
Fred - thank you for the background. What a terrible pity for Trevor and his family. I have always very much liked Mt Langi's wines, but I shall definitely seek out more of Trevor's wines based on this superlative bottle.

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