An Elephant Returns Down On The Farm
Restless Farm The Elephant Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2016
Region: Langhorne Creek, SA
Why did Wolf Blass gravitate to Langhorne Creek to make his most prestigious reds? Likely because he was an outsider, having been in Australia only a few years, he went to where he found the flavours he wanted. The profile of Langhorne Creek is better now than in the 1970s yet exceptional quality can still be found at much lower prices than for McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley.
We began with Barossa wines but two places back in 2004 had strong appeal and still do: Padthaway and Langhorne Creek. The original Restless Farm was a Goat from Padthaway and the second an Elephant Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2009. There have been a few since and this is the latest creation from Benjamin.
There has never been an Elephant in the room that no one would talk about Langhorne Creek rather just an apathy. The region is growing so help yourself to a wine offering ‘quality for money.’