97 Points James Halliday
In recognition of Trevor Mast’s role in establishing the reputation of Mount Langi Ghiran and as a tribute to the man himself we created the Mast Shiraz. Trevor is revered as a pioneer of cool climate shiraz in Australia. Thanks to his foresight we have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to Shiraz with many different blocks vying selection Throughout the 80’s and 90’s, Trevor planted over 15 different blocks of shiraz; each exploring different aspects of the terrains and microclimates of the Langi estate. His foresight soon bore fruit. Small batches of wine were produced, each expressive of its unique terroir. Mast Shiraz celebrates the Langi vineyard in a unique and spectacular light.
“Swiss clone from the Langi House Block 4 and Contour Block, small batch wild yeast open ferments of a combination of whole berries and whole bunches, a small portion given 2 weeks extended maceration, matured in French puncheons and barriques (25% new) for 16 months. The bouquet is extremely expressive, with pepper and French oak joining hands with the polished, glossy black cherry fruit and black pepper lead the way. French oak is of greater importance for this wine than either of its siblings. What a magnificent trio of wines.” – 97 Points James Halliday
“It’s a bunchy, peppery, herbal shiraz with ample fruit and general feeling of suppleness. Indeed it feels fluid, the juiciness of the fruit moving the herb/spice notes along at a good clip. There’s plenty to muse over but it doesn’t get too caught up in itself; it has a keen drinkability. Nutty oak, smoky inflections, plums and cherries aplenty, all presented in beautifully balanced form. You can drink this now, for sure, but it will cellar like a charm.” – 94+ Points Campbell Mattinson