兰顿澳大利亚葡萄酒分级体系

The Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine is widely regarded as the paramount form guide to Australia’s finest wines. Entry into the Classification is based on a wine’s reputation and track record at auction. The inaugural Classification, in 1990, included just 34 wines. Classifications II, III, IV & V followed at approximately five-year intervals, tracking the leading wines and documenting the dramatic growth and increasing maturity of the Australian fine wine scene.

The sixth edition – Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine VI – unveiled on 1 May 2014 – includes 139 wines. 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. Wines are divided into three categories: Exceptional, Outstanding and Excellent.

Penfolds Grange continues to remain at the head of the Classification, in recognition of its iconic status and the unique role it plays in the Australian fine wine narrative. Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon also joins Grange in the Exceptional category

There are four Penfolds wines in the outstanding category including Yattarna Chardonnay, RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz, St Henri Shiraz and Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz.

There are four Penfolds wines in the Excellent category, Magill Estate Shiraz, Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bin 28 Shiraz and Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz. 

兰顿澳大利亚葡萄酒分级体系被公认为澳大利亚高级葡萄酒最权威的情况指南。只有声誉好、拍卖成绩出色的葡萄酒才能进入分级体系。1990年首次分级仅收入34种葡萄酒。此后,第二、三、四、五次分级依次推出,每次相隔约五年,追踪著名葡萄酒,并记录了澳大利亚高级葡萄酒业的卓著成绩。

第六版兰顿澳大利亚葡萄酒分级体系于2014年5月1日问世,共收入139种葡萄酒。进入分级体系有两个基本要求:一、葡萄酒至少已有10批年份酿造;二、在二级市场成绩出色。葡萄酒被分为三类:顶级(Exceptional)、特级(Outstanding)和高级(Excellent)。

Penfolds葛兰许始终处于最高级别,象征着其不可撼动的标杆地位及其在澳大利亚高级葡萄酒界的领袖意义。Bin 707赤霞珠与葛兰许一样位列顶级。

Penfolds共有四款葡萄酒进入特级,包括雅塔娜霞多丽、RWT巴罗萨谷设拉子、圣亨利设拉子与Bin 389赤霞珠设拉子。

还有四款酒进入高级,即玛格尔庄园设拉子、Bin 407赤霞珠、Bin 28设拉子与Bin 128库纳瓦拉设拉子。