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Mount Langi Ghiran - Cliff Edge Shiraz 2014

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: Victoria
  • Wine Area: Grampians
  • Wine Maker: Damien Sheehan
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Shiraz
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (3 btls)
WA: 89 (2013) WS: 88 (2014) JH: 95 (2014) WF: 94 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

A plump and fruity front palate, fine but solid tannic structure, tight acidity when young adding length and complexity built from pepper, spices and pulled together by smart oak.

Winery Information

Mount Langi Ghiran

The vineyards of Mount Langi Ghiran are nestled between two dramatically beautiful mountain ranges on the southern edge of the Great Dividing Range in Western Victoria, 180 km west of Melbourne. Pronounced "Mount Langee Jeeran", the name is Aboriginal for "Home of the Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo". The initial vineyards were planted by the Fratin brothers in 1963, on the site of a vineyard that had been in operation at the turn of the century. Their first plantings were Shiraz, and initially,.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)89 pts

April 2013 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The 2013 Shiraz Cliff Edge sports a deep garnet-purple color and nose of crushed black cherries, blackberries, cloves and vanilla pod with a hint of aniseed. Medium to full-bodied, it coats the palate with warm, seductive black fruit and spice flavors, framed by rounded tannins and lively acid, finishing with very good length.

Wine Spectator (2014)88 pts

Web Only 2016 - Charming, this delivers chewy huckleberry and blackberry notes with a savory accent. A touch of dried flower and pepper gains momentum on the finish. Drink now through 2026. –MW

James Halliday (2014)95 pts

Small batches variously open-fermented, plunged, a portion of whole bunches, some pigeage, matured in French oak (20% new) for 15 months. An immaculately balanced and structured wine, effortless in its medium-bodied guise, delivering juicy red fruits, cedar and spice on a bed of feathery tannins. J.S. Bach harpsichord.

Wine Front (2013)94 pts

Cliff Edge Shiraz seems to have stepped up a gear of late. If you shop around, it can be sensational buying. This release is. It’s a pearler. So delicious and yet as complex as you might wish. Black cherry, aniseed, jubey blackberry and rounds of black pepper/dried woody spice. In the mould, in the groove, yet alive with succulent flavour. Satisfying, finely-tannic, almost grapey tannin. Go-to wine par excellence.

Vinification Notes

Open fermenters, plunged 40% whole bunch maceration, treading by foot. Matured fro 14 months in French Oak barriques 25% New, 75% 2-5 year old.