Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz 2017 | Grange Rival for $20?!
Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz 2017 presents opaque dark purple, with pink highlights at the rim. Very bright, with lifted notes of bramble, berries, dark plums, fresh violet, and loads of cracked pepper. The palate displays fresh, cool climate agility that is clean, energetic and defined. Notes of mint, dried herbs and black olive show a level a detail that is rare at this price. Drink now-2025.
Mount Langi Ghiran | Winespectator Exclaims its Greatness
In June of 1996, Wine Spectator exclaimed “Australia Hits the Big Time” on a cover that featured three towering bottles of Shiraz. Two were marquee Aussie bottlings, Henschke Mount Edelstone, and Penfold’s Grange, which retail for $130 and $680, respectively. The third was from an operation that had dwelled in relative obscurity until that magazine cover rocketed it to worldwide recognition. That winery, which Spectator elevated to its rightful place alongside two of Australia’s icons, was Mount Langi Ghiran, the standard-bearer of modern Australian Shiraz.
So, now placed in the capable hands of winemaker Dan Buckle. Just last year, James Halliday declared a Mount Langi Ghiran’s wine a Top Three Australian Shiraz, alongside—drumroll, please—Penfold’s Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace. Mount Langi Ghiran has fulfilled the vision of Trevor Mast and has a permanent place among Australia’s top wineries. The peppery and vivacious Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz 2017, grown in the unique Grampians granitic soils, shows exactly why. We claimed every state-side bottle for a reason: This is a rare value from a landmark Australian producer.
James Halliday gives 94+ points 5 years in a row
That iconic Spectator cover may be what brought Mount Langi to prominence. But the quality is what has kept them there. Now, consider the ratings that James Halliday, Australia’s most eminent wine critic. Halliday has bestowed upon the past five vintages of Cliff Edge: 94, 95, 95, 96, and 94 points.
However, the ratings are not out on the Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz 2017 yet. But, we don’t need to see the score to find out whether it falls into the scorching quality-to-price category. Of course, we have tasted it, and it is already there.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||"An excellent year for Mount Langi was 2017. Strong regional pepper character, dark plummy fruit scents, a touch of espresso/dark chocolate. Generous introduction to start the wine. Sinewy formed and shapely, long, elegant, lip-smacking goodness|
|Why now?||Exclusive, limited and super price|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||93 points Wine Front | 4.1 Vivino|
|What is it?||Red Wine from Grampians, Victoria Australia|
|What’s in it?||100% Shiraz | ABV 13.8%|
|When to drink?||Now-2025+|
|Pair with:||Pairs w/Red Meat, Poultry, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||All your Mates!|
|Occasion||Days ending in Y|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||6+ includes Free Shipping | Really a case buy @$20|