The Grampians region in western Victoria and shiraz sit comfortably together for my palate, at their best achieving a savoury pepperiness and less commonly some stunning fruit concentration. The Mount Langi vineyards are in a particularly remote corner of this remote region. “The turnoff is further than you think” would be good advice to a first time visitor.
The 2010 vintage of Mount Langi Ghiran’s Cliff Edge is ruby in colour, and opens to attractive aromatics of pepper and cloves, the latter being dominant. It is immediately quite typical of the Grampians regional style of shiraz. The palate is dry, with a medium body and expressions of plum and black pepper. This is a perfectly pleasant current drinking Cliff Edge vintage that delivers its price point with a bit of spicy complexity. Its finish is not long, and its fruit concentration is dialled back, but it is nonetheless enjoyable and food friendly. Overall, the 2010 Cliff Edge is an acceptable to good quality wine, most likely the latter. Good
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