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The Langton’s Annual Review

A snapshot of fine wine through the drinking lens of our customers.


Langton’s has proudly unveiled the inaugural Langton’s Annual Review, a look back over the year in fine wine. A snapshot of the most popular wines traded through Langton’s in 2013, it’s a picture of the real world of fine wine through the drinking lens of the customer.

Langton’s overall fine wine marketplace attracts a diverse range of customers including every day drinkers, wine trade buyers, wine producers, suppliers and collectors. Rather than an obscure wish-list of left-field, exotic varieties, or a catalogue of impossible-to-find or unaffordable 100-point wines, the Langton’s Annual Review is compiled from Langton’s customers’ buying tastes and offers a brilliant insight of trends over the past year. It is the compilation of the most popular wine sold through Langton’s general wine auction and exchange, brokerage, and winery direct business, but excluding wines from Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine V (which comprises distinct rules of vintages made and auction track record).

Starting with Langton’s top 200 best-selling wines of 2013 (by volume and value of sales), the list was further short-listed to 50 wines through a rigorous blind tasting conducted Langton’s founder Andrew Caillard, MW, Head of Fine Wine, Gavin Lennard and Fine Wine Specialist, Andrea Pritzker. Langton’s Annual Review is not only a review of the year’s best-selling wines, but also an expert recommendation to customers.

ProductRRP
Amon-Ra by Ben Glaetzer Shiraz 2011,Barossa Valley $100
Arras Grand Vintage 2004, Tasmania $73
Astrolabe Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough, NZ $30
Atlas 429° Clare Valley Shiraz 2010,Clare Valley $38
Balnaves of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Coonawarra $35
Bannockburn Chardonnay 2011,Geelong $60
Chardonnay By Farr 2011,Geelong $68
Coates Organically Grown McLaren Vale Syrah 2008, McLaren Vale $35
Craggy Range Te Muna Road Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Martinborough, NZ $22
D’Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings GSM 2009, McLaren Vale $70
Escarpment Martinborough Pinot Noir 2010, Martinborough, NZ $55
Foxes Island Fox by JB Pinot Noir 2009, Marlborough, NZ $20
Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling 2012, Frankland River $32
Gralyn Estate Reserve Shiraz 2009, Margaret River $120
Grosset Alea Riesling 2012, Clare Valley $35
Grosset Gaia 2010, Clare Valley $69
Hanging Rock Heathcote Shiraz 2009, Heathcote $75
Heirloom Eden Valley Shiraz 2010, Eden Valley $35
Hentley Farm The Beast Shiraz 2010, Barossa Valley $80
Hillcrest Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2010,Yarra Valley $60
Josef Chromy Pinot Gris 2012,Tasmania $26
Primo Estate Joseph Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011,Adelaide $75
Kay Brothers Hillside Shiraz 2010, McLaren Vale $40
Kooyong Haven Pinot Noir 2011, Mornington Peninsula $75
Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Margaret River $60
Mount Horrocks Riesling 2013, Clare Valley $29
Muddy Water Chardonnay 2011, Waipara, NZ $35
Oliver’s Taranga Shiraz 2010,McLaren Vale $29
Pasquale Pinot Noir 2010,Waitaki Valley, NZ $50
Pauletts Polish Hill River Cabernet Merlot 2008 Clare Valley $24
Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz Grenache Mataro 2011 Barossa Valley $38
Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2010 Tasmania $130
Pike & Joyce Pinot Noir 2010,Adelaide Hills $35
Pikes Eastside Shiraz 2011,Clare Valley $30
Pirathon by Kalleske Shiraz 2011,Barossa Valley $23
Primo Estate Joseph Sparkling Red NV (disgorged July 2012),McLaren Vale $70
Quartz Reef Sparkling NV (Lot L2011) Central Otago, NZ $36
Rockburn Pinot Noir 2011,Central Otago, NZ $40
Rockford Black Shiraz NV (disgorged August 2012), Barossa Valley $58
Sandalford Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2012, Margaret River $35
Sangreal by Farr Pinot Noir 2011,Geelong $75
Seppelt Drumborg Riesling 2011 Henty $32
Skillogalee Riesling 2012,Clare Valley $25
Summerfield Reserve Shiraz 2011 Pyrenees $50
Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2008,Wrattonbully $75
Taylors St Andrews Riesling 2012,Clare Valley $35
Terre à Terre Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Wrattonbully $29
Toolangi Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2008,Yarra Valley $75
Torbreck The Sporran Shiraz 2011,Barossa Valley $50
Tyrrell’s Wines HVD Single Vineyard Semillon 2007,Hunter Valley $35

 

 


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