Langmeil are sitting on a bit of Australian wine heritage - a three and a half acre vineyard that was planted in 1843 called "The Freedom", believed to be the oldest Shiraz vines in the world. Now imagine if one of the top Bordeaux houses had a 167-year-old vineyard - what price would the wine be?
Very deep crimson with purple hues, this rich Shiraz is staggeringly complex on the nose. Satsuma plum, raspberry and hints of blue fruits mingle deliciously with cedar wood, biscuity characters and hints of toasty French oak.
Rich and velvety sweet fruit coats the palate with lovely fine French oak tannins adding to the structure. Hints of briary spice adds to the complexity and with good acidity, the balance is created which carries on through the long and fruitful finish.
Traditional winemaking Langmeil style; hand picking flavour ripe bunches, gentle crushing, open fermentation and basket pressing into new (70%) and older (23%) French oak barriques for two years, intended to preserve the integrity of the Freedom 1843 vineyard.
James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion has rated Langmeil Winery with five stars, placing it amongst the very top echelon of Australian Wineries.
ALLOCATION WINE: This is an allocation wine, a wine where demand substantially exceeds availability of supply due to limited production or rarity of vintage. Rather than mark-up to reflect this rarity, we simply reserve the right to exclude this wine from headline price promotions.