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  • One of the best value cool climate Shiraz in Australia.
  • With mouthwatering tannins it's the perfect match for food.
  • This is excellent quality at a great price.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Garnet Red
Nose Boysenberry, blackberry and cherry fruits, laced with cocoa, clove and pepper spice.
Palate Intense red and black cherry fruits dominate the palate, heightened by the growing presence of blue florals and pepper spice. Chewy tannins, subtle oak and fine acidity achieve amazing length and balance.
Food Pairing BBQ meats.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes The Cliff Edge Shiraz is 100% estate grown, showcasing the Shiraz vine’s affinity for the granite slopes of Mount Langi Ghiran.
Variety Shiraz
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2015
Region Victoria
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.3%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Victoria
The wine region of Victoria has the highest number of grape vines than any other state in Australia. It is home to over 600 wineries and well known regions such as Yarra valley, Heathcote, and Rutherglen. Victoria is situated in the southeastern corner of Australia where due to the location, the climate has a cool maritime influence and is known for their outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with producing Australia’s most famed dessert Muscat and Topaque wines.



There are a number of different terroir levels throughout the wine region of Victoria which leads to the production of different ranges of wines. In the southern region of Victoria, the vines are regulated by the cool winds of the Bass Strait. Central Victoria consists of mostly flat terrain that tends to be drier and warmer than the rest of Victoria, which results in more fruit concentrated wines. It may be surprising to note that Victoria is the third most productive wine region in Australia, seeing as it does not have as many areas suitable for viticulture, which has resulted in the cellar door culture of Victoria being concentrated with smaller, but more personal boutique wineries.
95
points
Robert Geddes MW
Beautiful colour and fragrance of red fruits and spice, more accessible than the Langi with ripe fruits pretty spiced oak notes. The anatomy of a medium bodied red, medium weight, elegant length of favour, even fine-grained tannins and spicy blue berry, to finish pepper. The tannins have a mouth watering quality that makes this a food or frolic style. Excellent quality and great value.
95
points
James Halliday
Small batches variously open-fermented, matured in French oak b(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.
94
points
Chris Shanahan
Winemaker Ben Haines whets our appetite for the latest Cliff Edge Shiraz, writing, "The 2014 vintage was warm to mild with lower than average yields. Fruit was small and flavours were intense, highly concentrated and well defined. In their vibrant youth, these wines already display finesse and balance. The shiraz [is] taut and firmly structured." The deep, crimson-rimmed colour, fruity-spicy perfume and sweet, concentrated fruit flavours all gel with the winemaker's notes. It's medium bodied, packs a huge load of juicy, spicy fruit flavours, all layered with fine, savoury tannins.
94
points
Mike Bennie
Recent years have shown us a remarkable wine at price and 2014 delivers us another gift. It's medium weight, peppery and berry fruited in perfume, luxurious in texture but honed with ropes of firm tannin and flavours are embedded with peppery spice. It sits even, very long, restrained in the palate. Such a delicious, fine feeling wine.
93
points
Andrew Graham
I'm not even sure this is commercially released, but expect high points and plenty of praise when it lands. The only thing working against this release of Mount Langhi’s well priced favourite is that its still coming together. Medium red with purple edges, the nose is achingly closed, showing lipstick, purple berries, just a little black pepper and then Play Doh oak. Wound up tight, the high quality oak a dominant power for the moment (but it won’t be in 6 months time). The beauty here is just how well balanced that palate is – not hot, not over extracted, not sweet, just beautiful purple fruit, tightly wound into a ball of flavour, fine silky tannins and just perfect natural acidity. Again, the oak is obvious on the palate, but just because the rest hasn’t caught up. It still tastes of quality, mid-weight, classic western Victorian Shiraz with nary a hair out of place. You expect that the big dog Langhi Shiraz will be even more intense again, in which case start forming a queue now. This Cliff Edge Shiraz is very very good. I’m erring on the cautious side of the score equation now, but in 6 months time that number could go up plenty. Best drinking: 2017-2023. 18/20, 93/100. 13.8%. Would I buy it? Sure would.

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