Deep crimson with purple hues. A rich and intense aroma of ripe Satsuma plum, blueberries and hints of cola mingling with fine milk chocolate, cedar and sweet spice. Quite a mouthful of sweet, juicy fruit but balance wonderfully with briary and sweet spice. A full bodied wine showing great complexity with hints of cedar and smokey notes which, in combination, flows through to the lengthy and youthfully austere finish.
Australian Wine Companion
Bright crimson-purple; oh my, what a beautiful wine from this wondrous vintage; a selection from 19 vineyard sites, open-fermented, basket-pressed and matured in quality American oak, 23% new; its juicy flavours caress the mouth, the oak balance spot on, and not imparting overt vanilla, the tannins equally good.
The land on which Langmeil Winery now stands was purchased by a 36 year old German blacksmith, Christian Auricht. He and his family arrived in South Australia in 1838 after emigrating from eastern-central Europe (Silesia) to escape religious persecution.
Christian planted his first acre of vines on the estate. The variety was Shiraz and the vines are still producing fruit today. Auricht's old vineyard is the source of Langmeil Winery's single vineyard Shiraz. This... View More