Langmeil Pre-Order Offers: 98-pt Freedom Shiraz + unique mixed case opportunities
‘You should kneel in the presence of a wine such as this.’
THE WORDS OF JAMES HALLIDAY speak as much of the history of the movement of people, the birth of a new nation and the literal roots of the Australian wine industry as they do about Langmeil’s Freedom 1843 Shiraz.
In 1843, fleeing war and persecution in Prussia, 36 year-old Blacksmith Christian Auricht found freedom in Australia’s Barossa Valley and planted some of the first vines in this now world famous wine region. Two hectares of Christian’s original plantings survive to this day and form Langmeil’s Freedom Shiraz vineyard, the oldest block of vines in Australia and believed to be the oldest Shiraz vines in the world.
Acquired by the Lindner family in 1996, Langmeil was much more than restoring a winery. As well as the Freedom vineyard, old Cabernet and Grenache vines were revived and restored, as well as old buildings and gardens that once formed the centre of a village. Ten rows of pre-1860 Shiraz were saved from a developer’s bulldozer and re-sited on the banks of the River Para, in a vineyard now known as ‘Orphan Bank‘.
Of the 2012 Langmeil Freedom 1843 Shiraz:
“169yo vines, open-fermented, basket-pressed, 2 years in French oak. A brilliant exposition of elegance and balance: the idea that very old vines produce full-bodied thick fruit is 100% wrong, this has a gloriously juicy palate with both red and black fruits running through an extremely long palate. Mouthwatering purity. You should kneel in the presence of a wine such as this.”
98 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (July 2015).
We have a consignment of the latest Langmeil vintages enroute from Australia and are offering pre-order case deals on Langmeil’s four Old Vine Garden wines plus two unique and incredible mixed cases.
Wines will land in around six weeks with delivery (included) before the end of July. Offers end Sunday 26th June.