2018 Talus Shiraz


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Our vineyard lies peacefully nestled in the arms of its namesake, the 400-million-year-old granite massif; Mount Langi Ghiran. Over time, the forces of Mother Nature have cast rock fragments to the base of the mountain creating a formation we know as talus. The Talus range is an expression of the unique soils at Mount Langi Ghiran, reflecting our intimate knowledge of vine, soil and mountain. The 2018 Talus Shiraz showcases a distinctive minerality with silky tannins and pure fruit that combine to create a divine balance of power and elegance.

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Shiraz (100%)
Grampians, Victoria
Vineyard: Mount Langi Ghiran | Vine age: Various. 30% from Old Block, vine age of 49 years. Balance from vines planted in 1994 and 2005 (vine age of 24 years and 13 years respectively) | Harvest date: March/April 2018.

Tasting Notes

Vibrant, dense crimson with a purple hue.
Rich black fruits, earth, pepper and mixed spices with fragrances of lavender.
Black and red fruits with cocoa, pepper, spices and fragrant violet perfumes. Medium bodied, but with a fruit richness. Firm lingering tannins and our cool climate acid profile ensure this will become a timeless classic example of a Mount Langi Ghiran Shiraz. Drink now until 2035.


Fermentation method: Open fermenters, plunged, portion of whole bunch fermentation which included some Pigeage (treaded by foot). Barrel Origin: 100% French oak Barrel Age: 25% new Whole Bunch: 25%.

Professional Reviews

A blend of some of the best parcels from the Mount Langi Ghiran property, 80% hand-picked, open fermented with 75% whole berries/25% whole bunches, matured for 18 months in French barriques (25% new), 600 dozen made. If you didn’t know otherwise, you might think red fruits have joined the black, or viognier or raspberries (wild or cultivated).
Only the second vintage of the Talus Shiraz, so quite a new wine from Langi here. I tasted it alongside their more expensive shiraz – the Mast and the Langi – and the Talus more than held its own. Right now, it was my pick with the others needing a couple more years to jump ahead. It has a delicious combination of raw, powerful yet understated fruits – dark cherry and blackberry with wafts of granite, white pepper and roasted meats giving a distinctly savoury feel. The palate displays more red fruits – cherry and cranberry plus meaty spice with sinewy tannins melting away before a seamless finish. It’s a beautifully composed and reserved Victorian Shiraz, delivering more alluring savoury nuances with time in the glass.