Although this winery is better known for its Shiraz, I have been a consistent fan of its Riesling as well. The 2006 offers scents of powdered minerals and lime followed by flavors of apple and citrus. It’s medium-bodied but muscular, with plenty of intensity that comes through on the long finish. Drink now–2016.
This offering from Mount Langi Ghiran displays trademark Syran notes of leather, roasted meat, cracked pepper and violets, balanced by a foundation of cherry fruit. It’s silky in texture and long on the finish, making it an excellent wine and a superb value. Drink it over the next 4–5 years.
Not only is this a great value, but it exhibits completely different character from many of its competitors. It starts off smoky, then adds raspberry fruit and builds layers of savory complexity on top, culminating in a finish that features crisp berry flavors and tapenade. Full bodied and intense, with moderate tannins; drink now–2008.
The sort of wine that really needs to be experienced, rather than written about, because comments about it don’t do justice to how attractive it is. It smells like acorns and iron ore—metallic, yes, but powerfully so, and not at all shrill. In the mouth it offers thick, wooly tannins and an iron-steely spine, with juicy plum and black cherry flavors. Atypical and…
The 2003 Billi Billi Shiraz features slightly medicinal flavors of cherries and rhubarb accented by scorched chocolate notes and a hint of eucalyptus. The texture is creamy-smooth, while the finish lingers elegantly. It’s a pleasant counterpoint to some of the heavyweight Shirazes from South Australia, at a bargain price.
Nicely balanced and harmonious, this is elegantly wrought, blended from cool portions of Victoria. Floral notes serve to accent the apple, melon and mineral aromas and flavors, finishing with good length. Drink now–2015.
This wine boasts incredibly complex aromas that range from green peppercorn to violets and from red currants to lightly hung game. On the palate, it’s smooth and silky in style, not a big oversized blockbuster, with nicely balanced alcohol (13.5%) and acids. Drink now–2012.
Citrus, chalk dust and pear are this Riesling’s main components, on both the nose and the palate. It’s a very compelling wine, though spare and delicate in style. Finishes with a dusty-gumdrop note. Nicely done. Imported by Epic Wines.