Mt Langi Ghiran Mast Shiraz 2020


This wine is a tribute to Trevor Mast, who will be remembered very fondly by many in the wine industry, not only as a terrific winemaker but also a good bloke. He was instrumental in changing Australian attitudes towards Shiraz. Sure, the warmer regions made great wines, but cool climate Shiraz was also a thing of beauty and he opened eyes to this. This wine is from a vineyard planted by Trevor 26 years ago. 70% whole bunch, 30% whole berry. Thrice daily pumpovers and then 18 months in French oak, 40% new. This is indeed a worthy tribute. A deep, dark red. This is a most attractive cool climate Shiraz. Notes of dark berries, liqueur cherries, quality oak which is integrating well, black olives, blackcurrants and tobacco leaves. Seamless structure here, with elegance and refinement. Excellent length and always balanced throughout too, with the silkiest of tannins. Lots to love here and it should drink beautifully over the next ten to twelve years.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz