Sub $20 Bargains From Mount Langi Ghiran, Balnaves and Babich

 

Featured in this edition of Corker is a superb trio of sub-$20 red wines; all of which are ready to be enjoyed now. 

Mount Langi Ghiran in the Grampians has long been regarded as one of the nation's leading cool-climate Shiraz makers, with their Billi Billi Shiraz a brilliant entry-level offering with a huge legion of fans. 

The 2017 vintage of Billi Billi Shiraz is surely one of the finest releases under this label; offering loads of vibrant fruit flavours, beautiful balance and an approachability that makes it ready to be enjoyed now. Available at the limited-time price of $15.90 a bottle, this is a bargain from one of Australia's great Shiraz makers.

Also featured in this edition is an incredible value 'Bordeaux blend' from Balnaves along with a rare sub-$20 New Zealand Pinot Noir offering from Babich.   

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2017 Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz - $15.90

"Hard to resist at this price, very hard" - James Halliday

The 2017 Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz is a delicious Shiraz made from a selection of premium cool climate vineyards throughout Victoria; predominantly the Grampians including a portion from the Mount Langi Ghiran vineyards, home of the iconic Langi Shiraz.

Beautifully approachable, this is a medium-bodied generous wine with vibrant red and blue fruit flavours, finely structured tannins, white pepper notes and a delicious clean finish.

"The fragrant, floral red fruits and spice and pepper on the bouquet are joined by black pepper and licorice on the palate. Hard to resist at this price, very hard. No patience is required, it is ready now. $18.00 Date when tasted: 18 Sep 2019 13% alc. Drink By: 2024 Screwcap"- James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

 

2016 Balnaves 'The Blend' - $18.90

"Perfectly balanced and weighted" | 95 Points - James Halliday

Balnaves is one of the leading wineries of South Australia's famed Coonawarra wine region. Balnaves 'The Blend' consistently delivers superb value red wine drinking however their 2016 vintage release is one out of the box.

A delicious blend of Coonawarra Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this delivers loads of flavour, depth and impeccable balance. With a few years already on it, it's beginning to enter its prime drinking window and offers extraordinary value at this discounted price.

"95 Points. 60% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Changes under the bonnet have made one of Australia's best value Bordeaux blends even better with new clones of Cabernet and Merlot. Perfectly balanced and weighted, cassis, bay leaf, blackcurrant and cedary oak all playing a role."- James Halliday, Halliday Magazine March 2020.

 

2018 Babich Marlborough Pinot Noir - $18.90

Bargain New Zealand Pinot Noir | RRP $27

Babich Wines in one of the pioneering Pinot Noir makers from New Zealand, producing some high quality examples since the early 1980's. This 2018 Babich Classic Marlborough Pinot Noir is sensational drinking example, produced from grapes grown in several vineyards throughout the world-famous Marlborough region.

This is a lovely approachable and aromatic style of Pinot Noir, with plenty of red cherry, raspberry and plum flavours sitting on a soft and savoury palate. A Pinot Noir with some subtle earthy and dried herb undertones, this offers beautiful drinking now and over the next couple of years. With an RRP of $27, we're thrilled to offer this at this limited-time discounted price.