Hangin’ Snakes Shiraz/Viognier


Langmeil is one of the Barossa’s great modern success stories, although its recent achievements are built on ancient roots. The first vines were planted on the estate in 1843 by a German settler, Christian Auricht, and a winery was in operation here from 1932 to 1988. The property was bought in 1996 by the local Lindner and Bitter families, and they set about meticulously restoring both its buildings and its reputation. Amazingly, the 1843 vines are still alive and producing; they are believed to be the oldest Shiraz vines in the world.


  • Product Type:  Red Wines
  • Country:  Australia
  • Region:  South Australia
  • Appellation:  Barossa Valley
  • Producer:  Langmeil
  • Vintage:  2016
  • Alcohol:  14.5%
  • Grape Varieties:  96% Shiraz, 4% Viognier
  • Closure:  Screwcap


A full-bodied wine with a lightness of touch, this shows the typical plum and mulberry fruit of Shiraz lifted by the delicate apricot and floral notes of Viognier. The palate is rich and spicy but still retains a seam of elegance and a long, poised finish.

The grapes for this blend are sourced predominantly from vineyards in the Penrice and Lyndoch areas of the Barossa.


  • 90 points, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, July 2014

Australian Red Wines, Red Wines

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