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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Mount Langhi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz 2009

The 2009 was sourced exclusively from estate fruit grown on the western slopes at Mount Langi Ghiran. Whole bunch inclusion formed a significant portion of the wine's make-up, as it has in subsequent vintages.

Interesting, alluring aromatic mix with plum and violets, a little smoky/ meaty note that afronts some sweeter cherry bakewell notes. To add to the picture are hazelnut and almond.

It's exquisitely smooth, nigh effortless to drink. Excellent balance of acid, peppery flecks and ultra-fine tannin. The wine's layered quality cascades the flavours and then reels you back in for another go. It has that rare quality of at once seeming simple and complex, unsure whether to sip or savour.

The finish is long, detailed, layered and fine. Composure and balance are two of its watchwords. At its conclusion there is a contrast between savoury nuances and the fruit, the two in tandem creating a compelling drinking proposition. 94 - Excellent

Tasted on: Thursday 30th May, a Root Day
Source: Gift
Price: $23 if you shop wisely
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

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