After drinking a somewhat disastrous sangiovese from Mt Langi, I was a bit perhaps irrationally reticent about opening another bottle chosen from the same trip. Irrationality sensibly gave way to mid week “need”.
And fortunately Mt Langi’s Cliff Edge shiraz proved to be a very good wine. Indeed, the earth moved literally in Melbourne as I tasted it, though it would turn out not because of it. The 2005 Cliff Edge is purple, with a clean aroma of thyme, pepper and that bracken undergrowth you find in eucalyptus forests. High acidity, green peppercorns and savoury plums fill out the palate. A lovely savoury cool climate shiraz that is ready to drink now. 88-89 points (very good)
Price: mid $20s
Vendors: try Graysonline
Tasted: June 2012