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2009 Langi Shiraz


Langi Shiraz is a revered benchmark for cool climate Australian Shiraz. From the fruit of old vines planted on our isolated vineyard in 1969, this landmark wine reveals the vibrant synergy between site and variety. The secret of what makes Langi Shiraz great lies in the unique character of the vines. The Langi Old Block shiraz vineyard dips and weaves across the landscape, proffering parcels of fruit of extreme complexity and stunning finesse. Each of these parcels is selectively harvested and then fermented separately to capture their inimitable qualities at their peak.

This 2009 vintage has been carefully cellared to harness its full potential of flavour development, ready for your enjoyment now.

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Shiraz (100%)
Grampians, Victoria
Vineyard: Langi “Old Block” vineyard | Vine age: 46 years | Harvest date: April/May 2009 | Harvest method: Hand.

Tasting Notes

Medium garnet
Bright red currant and blue fruit. Herbaceous, spice-cupboard characters.
Red and blue fruit, hints of liquorice. Smokey spice, cigarette ash type character. Finely balanced wine with a lighter frame than previous wines. Elegant.
5-6 years. Drink by 2025.


The 2009 vintage saw the end of the drought with the vineyard receiving a good amount of rain at all the right times. The heat wave that affected much of Victoria in this year did not cause any problems for Mount Langi. Fruit was meticulously hand selected from these old vines, the best grapes and parcels were separated allowing for this fine wine to shine though. This method leaves a considerable portion of fruit on the vine, but permits the exclusion of shriveled fruit as well as green berries. Moreover, this process responds to the natural variation within the vineyard block caused by aspect, warmth and exposure to wind and sunlight. A percentage of whole bunch fermentation adds perfume and lift to the nose, and builds further tannic structure.