2019 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. Gift box included.

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Shiraz (100%)
Grampians, Victoria
Vineyard: Mount Langi Estate – Old Block | Vine age: 51 years | Harvest date: May 2019 | Harvest method: Hand picked.

Tasting Notes

Deep crimson
Black cherries, blackberry, mulberries, liquorice and roses
A sublime blend of tightly woven dark fruits, supported by velvet tannins. Punctuated by mocha, toast and notes of cinnamon.
20+ years


Fermentation method: Small open top fermenters. 90% whole berry, 10% whole bunch. A mixture of plunging and pump-overs were used during fermentation. An average of 2-3 weeks total time on skins. Natural yeasts were used to start ferments, and once complete the wines were pressed to tank to settle overnight and then transferred to barrels to complete MLF.

Professional Reviews

Very deep, concentrated red/purple colour, youthful and bright. The bouquet is powerful and high-impact, it bounces out of the glass, with pepper-spice and graphite, ironstone and blackberry aromas, while the flavour is intense and focused, concentrated and long, with power but not heaviness. The tannins are fine and coat the mouth, the richness of flavour ensuring it lingers long after the wine has gone. A spectacular Shiraz.
The Swiss clone, planted in 1969 and still on its own roots, is at the heart of this impressive flagship shiraz. It has a deep vein of ripeness of dark plum, aniseed, sage, lifted wood spices and blackberries. Taut across the palate in structure but velvety in flavour, it raises the question of when to drink. The answer: not just now, if possible.
There is a sense of enduring calm, resolute control and spiralling grandeur to Langi, even in the midst of the heat and drought that was 2019. A generous core of black fruits, spice and black pepper goes without saying here, as does a finish of grand persistence, but the real highlight of 2019 is a profound tannin profile, at once velvet-fine and yet with the mouth-filling embrace to hold endurance and promise.
The iconic Langi Shiraz, forty years after its first vintage. The times have changed and over the years so has the wine taking on an intensity and depth of fruit not out of place in Heathcote. This is a big, ripe Langi with plenty of volume and flavour. It’s deep ruby colour is backed up by a seriously intense core of dark fruits – blackberry, rocky minerality, blackcurrant and liquorice are well supported by 60% new, small French oak. The palate follows with lashings of sweet, rich fruit and mouthcoating tannins with warming alcohol helping to drive a long finish. Tannins are well integrated and give this wine the backbone to drink well over the medium term.
This 2019 Langi Shiraz is so aromatic: brooding and dark, spicy and mid-weight, layered with Middle Eastern spices, black and purple fruits, clove, mint, licorice and bone broth. The wine is awesome. It's really balanced and complete. Its the product of a warm season, but it wears it so well. The tannins have an über attractive gravelly aspect that I really like ... chewy but fine. So good! 14.8% alcohol, sealed under screw cap.
Harvested in the 1969-planted Old Block, the Langi Shiraz opens with notions of pepper, buttermilk, blueberry, smoke and graphite. With more air, the nose becomes ever more savoury and lifted. The palate is juicy with an inky edge of black fruit that is vivid with black pepper. Tannins are super smooth and ripe, yet freshness makes this swish and bounce, lending unexpected light footedness and agility for such a concentrated wine. This is driven and full of energy, toned, spicy and very balanced. Its 60% new French oak does not stick out at all. Fermented with 10% whole bunches.
This is a striking cool-climate shiraz that holds such poise, delivering blackberry and ripe plum with abundant spice and pepper tones, too. The palate has real focus and length with glossy, polished tannins carrying dark plum and cherry fruits
Gold Medal
Powerful and layered bouquet showing aromas of sage, black pepper, dark plums and classic meaty nuances. Warm and rich, a lot of wine here.
This is so concentrated. The 2019 Shiraz Langi is intense, powerful and structural, but its real attribute is its austerity of line. It has ferruginous notes and graphite, with coal dust and crushed peppercorns, ductile and lithe and pliable somehow. This is clearly a wine to age, although if you dive in now, you will swim through the delights of forest fruits and wall-to-wall flavour. This is a very big wine, but not a wine to overlook on that account... This wine is revered for its legacy and capacity for aging. Patience is recommended.
Dense and succulent, with fleshy black cherry, blueberry and wild blackberry flavors that are framed by aromatic toast, smoke and sandalwood notes, backed by hints of palo santo and baking spices that linger on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2035.
Sourced from the original block planted in 1969, the Langi Shiraz is the original expression of cool climate Shiraz. The grapes are selectively hand-harvested and fermented (90% whole berry) in small open-top fermenters and aged in French oak barrels (60% new). The wine is beautifully concentrated with a powerful bouquet of black and purple fruits, licorice, clove, and graphite. On the palate, the wine is balanced with velvety tannins, structured acidity, and a long finish.
The Langi Shiraz block at Mount Langi Ghiran is planted with Swiss clonal material originally sourced from nearby Best’s Concongella Vineyard. Postmodern vinification includes open fermentation with some whole bunch and regular hand plunging, followed by partial barrel fermentation. Maturation takes place for around 14 months in new (45%) and seasoned French oak. The expressive Langi Shiraz is typified by ethereal blackberry, brambly dark cherry, menthol and pepper aromas, married to supple textures and underlying savoury oak.