For some time I’ve wanted to try the Langi Shiraz. As an established name in the upper echelons of Australian reds this didn’t disappoint. This was had courtesy of The Brook’s as a parting dinner for us (onwards to Iceland) and had with an exquisite lamb roulade stuffed garlic, feta, sundried tomato pesto lined with spinach.

Appearance / 3

Deepish inky brick red. Show tinges of bottle age.

Aroma / 7

On the nose this wine exhibited fleshy plum and bottle aged cedar. It’s intense and certainly is given extra lift by heady alcohol.

Taste / 10

Rich dark cassis and red berries are prevalent. Firm tannins which at the time of tasting were starting to supple. This is a brooding wine of which tasted too early would be unbalanced.

Overall / 20

This Mt Langi is a lesson of patience. I was startled by the overall heat from this wine’s alcohol lift that I initially marked it down. However over time in the glass this wine’s other modules – namely broad array of dark berries – notched together for a better fit. Give it more time in the glass than expected.