Australian Wine Classification

Langton's Classification Of Australian Wine VII

The Langton’s Classification was first compiled in 1990, and is an independent wine classification based on prices, volume of demand, and supply at auction. Individual wines are graded rather than producers, and changes up and down the classification are commonplace. (Langton’s is Australia’s leading fine wine marketplace.)

The two basic requirements for inclusion in the classification are that a wine has been made for a minimum of 10 vintages and that it has a track record in the secondary market.

The seventh edition (September 2018) features 136 wines in three tiers:

EXCEPTIONAL

'The most highly prized of all Australian fine wines. Representing generations of effort and character of place.'

      • BASS PHILLIP Reserve Pinot Noir, South Gippsland, Victoria
      • BEST'S GREAT WESTERN, Thomson Family Shiraz, Grampians, Victoria
      • BROKENWOOD Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
      • CHRIS RINGLAND Dry Grown Barossa Ranges Shiraz, Barossa, South Australia
      • CLARENDON HILLS Astralis Syrah, McLaren Vale, South Australia
      • CLONAKILLA Shiraz Viognier, Canberra District, New South Wales
      • CULLEN Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River, Western Australia
      • GIACONDA Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria
      • GROSSET Polish Hill Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia
      • HENSCHKE Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz, Eden Valley, South Australia
      • HENSCHKE Mount Edelstone Shiraz, Eden Valley, South Australia
      • JIM BARRY The Armagh Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia
      • LEEUWIN ESTATE Art Series Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia
      • MOSS WOOD Moss Wood Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia
      • MOUNT MARY VINEYARD Quintet Cabernet blend, Yarra Valley, Victoria
      • PENFOLDS Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
      • PENFOLDS Grange Shiraz, South Australia
      • ROCKFORD Basket Press Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • SEPPELTSFIELD 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • TORBRECK RunRig Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • WENDOUREE Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia
      • WYNNS COONAWARRA ESTATE John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia

OUTSTANDING

'The best of Australian winemaking practices, vineyard provenance and regional voice.'

      • BALNAVES OF COONAWARRA The Tally Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia
      • BAROSSA VALLEY ESTATE E&E Black Pepper Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • BASS PHILLIP Premium Pinot Noir, South Gippsland, Victoria
      • BEST’S GREAT WESTERN Bin O Shiraz, Grampians, Victoria
      • BINDI Block 5 Pinot Noir, Macedon Ranges, Victoria
      • BINDI Original Vineyard Pinot Noir, Macedon Ranges, Victoria
      • BY FARR Sangreal Pinot Noir, Geelong, Victoria
      • CHARLES MELTON Nine Popes, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • D’ARENBERG The Dead Arm Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia
      • DOMAINE A Cabernet Sauvignon, Coal River Valley, Tasmania
      • FOX CREEK WINES Reserve Shiraz, Mclaren Vale, South Australia
      • GRANT BURGE Meshach Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • GREENOCK CREEK Roennfeldt Road Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • HENSCHKE Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon, Eden Valley, South Australia
      • HENSCHKE Keyneton Euphonium Shiraz/Cabernet/Merlot, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • HOUGHTON Jack Mann Cabernet, Great Southern, Western Australia
      • HOWARD PARK Abercrombie Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Barker & Margaret River, Western Australia
      • JASPER HILL Emily’s Paddock Shiraz Cabernet Franc, Heathcote, Victoria
      • JASPER HILL Georgia’s Paddock Shiraz, Heathcote, Victoria
      • KAESLER Old Bastard Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • KATNOOK ESTATE Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia
      • KAY BROTHERS AMERY VINEYARDS Block 6 Old Vine Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia
      • LANGMEIL The 1843 Freedom Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • LEEUWIN ESEATE Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia
      • MAIN RIDGE ESTATE Half Acre Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
      • MOUNT MARY VINEYARD Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Victoria
      • NOON WINERY Reserve Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, South Australia
      • PENFOLDS Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay, South Eastern Australia
      • PENFOLDS Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia
      • PENFOLDS RWT Shiraz, Barossa, South Australia
      • PENFOLDS St. Henri Shiraz, South Australia
      • PETER LEHMANN Stonewell Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • PIERRO Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia
      • ROCKFORD Black Sparkling Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • SEPPELTSFIELD Para Liqueur Tawny (Vintage), Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • TAHBILK 1860 Vines Shiraz, Nagambie Lakes, Victoria
      • TYRRELL’S Vat 1 Semillon, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
      • VASSE FELIX Tom Cullity Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec, Margaret River, Western Australia
      • WENDOUREE Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley, South Australia
      • WENDOUREE Cabernet Malbec, Clare Valley, South Australia
      • WENDOUREE Shiraz Malbec, Clare Valley, South Australia
      • WENDOUREE Shiraz Mataro, Clare Valley, South Australia
      • WOODLANDS Family Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia
      • YALUMBA The Signature Cabernet Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • YARRA YERING Dry Red Wine No.1 Cabernet, Yarra Valley, South Australia
      • YERINGBERG Cabernet Blend, Yarra Valley, South Australia

EXCELLENT

'Australian wines of consistent merit. Steadfast, popular and expressive.'

      • BOWEN ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia
      • BY FARR Sangreal Pinot Noir, Geelong, Victoria
      • CAPE MENTELLE Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia
      • CHAMBERS ROSEWOOD Rare Muscadelle, Rutherglen, Victoria
      • CHAMBERS ROSEWOOD Rare Muscat, Rutherglen, Victoria
      • CORIOLE Lloyd Reserve Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia
      • CRAIGLEE Shiraz, Sunbury, Victoria
      • CRAWFORD RIVER Riesling, Henty, Victoria
      • CULLEN Kevin John Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia
      • D’ARENBERG The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale, South Australia
      • DALWHINNIE Eagle Shiraz, Pyrenees, Victoria
      • DALWHINNIE Moonambel Shiraz, Pyrenees, Victoria
      • DE BORTOLI Noble One Botrytis Semillon, Riverina, New South Wales
      • DEEP WOODS ESTATE Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia
      • ELDERTON Command Single Vineyard Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • FREYCINET VINEYARDS Pinot Noir, East Coast Tasmania
      • GIACONDA Warner Vineyard Shiraz, Beechworth, Victoria
      • GLAETZER Amon-Ra Shiraz, Barossa, South Australia
      • GROSSET Gaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc, Clare Valley South Australia
      • GROSSET Springvale Riesling, Clare Valley South Australia
      • HARDYS Eileen Hardy Shiraz, South Australia
      • HENTLEY FARM Class Otto Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • HODDLES CREEK 1er Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Victoria
      • JOHN DUVAL WINES Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • KALLESKE Johann Georg Old Vine Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • KATNOOK ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia
      • KILIKANOON Oracle Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia
      • KOOYONG Haven Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
      • LAKE’S FOLLY Cabernet blend, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
      • LEO BURING Leonay DW Riesling, South Australia
      • MAJELLA Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia
      • MAJELLA The Malleea Cabernet Shiraz, Coonawarra, South Australia
      • McWILLIAM’S Mount Pleasant Maurice O’Shea Shiraz, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
      • MOUNT LANGI GHIRAN Langi Shiraz, Grampians, Victoria
      • MOUNT MARY VINEYARD Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria
      • MOUNT PLEASANT Lovedale Semillon, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
      • MOUNT PLEASANT Maurice O'Shea Shiraz, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
      • NOON WINERY Reserve Cabernet, Langhorne Creek, South Australia
      • OAKRIDGE 864 Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria
      • OLIVER'S TARANGA VINEYARDS HJ Reserve Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia
      • PARINGA ESTATE The Paringa Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
      • PARKER COONAWARRA ESTATE First Growth Cabernet, Coonawarra, South Australia
      • PENFOLDS Bin 128 Shiraz, Coonawarra, South Australia
      • PENFOLDS Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz, South Australia
      • PENFOLDS Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
      • PENFOLDS Magill Estate Shiraz, Adelaide, South Australia
      • PETALUMA Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot, Coonawarra, South Australia
      • PEWSEY VALE The Contours Riesling, Eden Valley, South Australia
      • SEPPELT St Peter's Shiraz, Grampians, Victoria
      • ST HALLETT Old Block Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • ST HUGO Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia
      • THE STANDISH WINE COMPANY Single Vineyard Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • TIM ADAMS The Aberfeldy Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia
      • TORBRECK Descendant Shiraz Viognier, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • TURKEY FLAT Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
      • TYRRELL’S Vat 47 Chardonnay, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
      • VASSE FELIX Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia
      • VASSE FELIX Heytesbury Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia
      • WIRRA WIRRA RSW Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia
      • WOLF BLASS Black Label Cabernet Shiraz blend, South Australia
      • WYNNS COONAWARRA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia
      • WYNNS COONAWARRA ESTATE Shiraz, Coonawarra, South Australia
      • XANADU Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia
      • YABBY LAKE Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
      • YALUMBA The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz, Barossa, South Australia
      • YARRA YARRA VINEYARD The Yarra Yarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley Victoria
      • YARRA YERING Dry Red Wine No.2 Shiraz, Yarra Valley, Victoria
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