Source: 218, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 30th Apr 2015 (RP-92 )
Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2013 Mast Shiraz has a youthfully vibrant nose of crushed blackberries and blueberries with suggestions of star anise, cinnamon stick, clove and black pepper plus a waft of cedar. Full-bodied, rich, powerful and built like a brick house, it delivers great concentration on the palate with firm, grainy tannins and refreshing acidity, finishing with wonderful persistence.
Drink Date 2015 – 2025
Langi Shiraz is selectively hand-harvested from the iconic ?Langi Old Block?, planted in 1963 to what we refer to as ?Swiss Clone?. Five parcels of fruit were separately harvested across the block to capture and highlight the nuances of the site. Due to its cool climate, Old Block is typically one of the last Shiraz vineyards to be harvested in Australia.
A long, slow ripening contributes to the development of a stunning range of fruit flavours, perfumes, pepper and spice; Old Block delivers highly complex, graceful shiraz with depth and detail. The 2013 Langi Shiraz is a warmly expressive wine with great character and presence.
The 2013 vintage was hot and dry ? one of the driest on record. Extreme heat spikes in January and February led to advanced ripening, but thankfully the cooler conditions returned in March allowing the fruit to develop its full range of flavours and complex phenolic structure.
Colour Vibrant purple, dense purple rim.
Aromas This wine delivers an all-encompassing bouquet of bright cherry, spiced plum, dark cacao and lavish red and blue fruits. The seductive fruit core is laced with hints of fennel, orange and freshly cracked black pepper.
Palate The 2013 Langi Shiraz bursts on the palate with vivid redcurrant, boysenberry, and mouth-coating dark cacao. Rich and flowing red, black and blue fruits mingle with subtle perfume nuances. The crackle and pop of flinty acidity balance the palate, leading to a long finish that slowly melts in the mouth. This wine has some years ahead but is drinking beautifully right now.