Langmeil 'Orphan Bank' Shiraz Barossa 2019 - 750ml

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Langmeil 'Orphan Bank' Shiraz Barossa 2019 - 750ml

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94pts RobertParker's Wine Advocate

Aromas of blackberries, black licorice and baking spice. Full-bodied with velvety tannins. There is a sappy character to the fruit here. Resin and grilled meat. Bright acidity. Drink now. Screw cap.

92pts James Suckling

Winemaker Notes

2019 was the smallest vintage in twenty years due to a drier than average growing season with spring frosts. What little fruit there was ripened quickly in the hot, dry conditions of January and February, with a mad rush to pick before sugar levels became excessive. On the plus side, the lack of rainfall meant there was no disease pressure this season. The reds will be bold, dark, rich and long-lived. Sadly, they will be in very short supply. 

Medium to deep crimson with purple hues. A rich bouquet of red and blue fruits, herbs and cedar, entwine with hints of sweet spice, roasted and savoury notes. Palate: Rich and juicy raspberry and Satsuma plum fill the mouth, with allspice sweetness adding to the mouthfeel. The fruit is well balanced with hints of briary spice and textural, fine-grained tannins on the lengthy finish.

Paring: Rabbit stifado; pork or duck roast; mushroom risotto; roasted vegetable tartlet; matured cheese platter.

Vineyard Notes

Orphan Bank is testament to Langmeil’s commitment to preserving old and rare Barossa vineyards. Ten rows of Shiraz planted pre-1860 were saved from the developer’s bulldozer and replanted alongside the original Langmeil vineyard on the banks of the North Para River. We called these ten rows the “Orphans”, but after 150 years they have a new home.

Blend: 100% Shiraz

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