The Old Block at Langi, home to the iconic Langi Shiraz, was planted to the Swiss clone Shiraz taken from the 140 year old Nursery Block in Great Western. This unique clone of shiraz is perfectly matched with the cool climate of the Grampians, producing spicy pepper characteristics for which Mount Langi Ghiran has become renowned.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Full crimson-purple; this wine has a pedigree second to none, with many superlative vintages over the years, and this is right up with the best; its has an opulent, yet distinguished, interplay of black cherry, blackberry, spice, pepper, licorice and cedar backed by fine, persistent tannins. One for your grandchildren. Rating 97 - Drink by 2037, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2014).
Made from vines planted on that special Langi site in north-west Victoria in 1963. Made by Kate Petering.
Perfect cool climate red wine. Feels and smells special. Riddled with white pepper notes and ripped with black cherried fruit. But what really gets it going is the feel of it on your tongue, the undergrowthy complexity, the parade of fresh green herbs and the wine’s tight, peppery, sinewy length. One of those wines that just seems to take you to a better place. Rating 96 - Drink by 2030+, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (SEP/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
Vibrant purple with dense purple rim.
Complex wine showing blueberry, rapsberry and typical Langi spices. Delicately perfumed, the wine is lifted and with complex spice elements.
Medium body and tightly wound acidity balance with structured tannins which build the palate. Showing great potential at bottling, the wine is brooding and restrained with years to go before its peak. On the palate the wine shows a core of ripe blueberry and raspberry fruits, overlayed with hints of perfumed “spice box” characters. Tight acidity adds length and definition.