Price:  £68.50 | Case Rate: £11.42
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Mount Langi Ghiran - Billi Billi Shiraz 2015

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: Victoria
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Shiraz
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 89 (2012) WS: 88 (2012) VS: 91 (2015) WE: 90 (2013) JH: 89 (2013) WF: 90 (2013) Misc: 4.5 Stars (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Dense and tight, with finely structured tannins building on the palate. The wine is tightly wound and restrained with years to go before its full savoury and fruit complexity shines through.

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 (2012)89 pts

Apr 2015 - Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti -Brown. Deep garnet in color, the 2012 Shiraz Billi Billi offers blueberry tart and dried mulberry aromas with hints of sandalwood, unsmoked tobacco and chargrill. The medium to full-bodied palate bursts with expressive, slowly evolving black fruit flavors. Supported by velvety tannins and plenty of freshness, it finishes long. Great value!

Wine Spectator (2012)88 pts

Jun 30, 2016 - Offers precise, fleshy plum, licorice and raspberry notes, with shadings of sage and pepper. Black tea details show on the finish. Drink now through 2026. –MW

Vinous/Stephen Tanzer (2015)91 pts

Lurid ruby. Fresh blueberry, potpourri and a hint of vanilla on the intensely perfumed nose. Shows very good depth and focus to its juicy red and blue fruit flavors, with no excess fat. Round, even tannins lend shape to a very long, smooth, spice-tinged finish that leaves notes of cherry and mint behind. This Shiraz delivers outstanding value. -- Josh Raynolds

Wine Enthusiast (2013)90 pts

This is MLG's entry-level Shiraz, but it's no slouch. Plum and blackberry fruit, hints of black olive and espresso, decent weight and dusty tannins provide plenty of bang for the buck. Drink now–2020.

James Halliday (2013)89 pts

Sourced from cool climates throughout Vic, including a portion from the Langi vineyards; a short cold soak in open fermenters was followed by plunging. The colour is very light indeed, though the hue is still bright. The whole focus is on the gently spiced red fruits, with no (apparent) contribution from oak or, for that matter, tannins.

Wine Front (2013)90 pts

It’s in good shape. It offers an attractive serve of cherry-plum fruit flavour and laces it with modest lines of pepper and green herbs. It’s a fruit-driven wine that has turned its hand to savouriness. It’s not a big wine but it’s not too light either; it sits in an easy-to-drink place, without every feeling overly simple. Good buying.

Miscellaneous (2014)4.5 stars

Nicks.com,.au 92pts - "Totally opaque black core with a dark red black tinged hue. Nosing tosses up aromas of ripe blackberries, liquorice and plums followed by vanillin cedar and light pepper. Ripe and juicy the mid weight palate possesses generous fresh blackberry and liquorice flavours over vanillin cedar and spicy pepper. Fleshy texture with finely grained velvet like tannins. Aftertaste of ripe freshly picked blackberries, liquorice, subtle vanillin cedar and spicy pepper."