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Chief Winemaker Paul Lindner and Winemaker Tyson Bitter, aim to produce world class wines using Langmeil's own individual style while taking advantage of the distinctive hallmarks of the Barossa. Langmeil ensures that all vineyard sources offer variety as well as the highest quality. Techniques and Philosophies Paul has a passion for utilizing old world and new world technology, minimal handling and filtration techniques, to ensure the full potential of the fruit is captured, resulting in fruit...
This 2015 wine encompasses the perfect blend of dark cherry, raspberry, hints of vanilla, and white pepper spice that when combined offer a unique taste. The finish lingers on a fruitful and spicy note with typical chalky yet fine tannins.
Good winter rains and warmer temperatures in early spring brought about slightly earlier bud burst and excellent shoot growth. A lovely growing season with no crazy, stormy or very windy northerly weather to affect flowering resulted in a great fruit set across all varieties. However, the northern Barossa, and a few other seemingly random patches of vineyard, were hit by late frosts resulting in a huge loss for that sub region. After a quite chilly Christmas and New Year the warm and dry weather was upon us, perfect ripening weather. An early and fast vintage for the Barossa Valley had Langmeil at full fermentation capacity for three and a half weeks meaning 75% of the grape intake in less than a month! The later ripening varieties like Grenache and Mataro still took their time and of course Eden Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are always late – so vintage soon wound down to a leisurely pace ending in the middle of April. Overall 2015 was an excellent vintage with great flavour, colour and intensity across the board.
- 92 Points -
Strawberry, raspberry and cherry bon bon fireworks abound, singed by wood smoke and briar. Spindly tannins and some acetone acidity confer a sense of direction, reason and energy. Best drunk with a slight chill to mitigate the alcohol, the wine is nevertheless true to the variety, region and thus, to itself.See detailed press review
- 91 Points -
Berry, fresh meat and spice character here with walnuts and even a little salt. Medium body, bright fruit and a fresh finish.
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- 93+ Points -
Pale ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Grenache Fifth Wave is redolent of kirsch, raspberry tart and red currant jelly with hints of garrigue, Chinese five spice and red roses. Full-bodied, opulent and full-on gorgeous in the mouth, it delivers buckets of rich, red, spicy fruit with velvety tannins and a refreshing line, which carries off the long finish.See detailed press review