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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...
Deep crimson with purple hues. A rich aroma of red and blue fruits, herbal and cedar notes, with hints of sage, chocolate and other savoury nuances. Juicy raspberry and plum fills the mouth, with a touch of oak sweetness adding to the mouthfeel. Well balanced with textured, 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.
- 94 Points -
Langmeil's 2015 Orphan Bank Shiraz may be the best version of this wine I can recall tasting. It's prototypical Barossa Shiraz in all of its oak-laden, fruit-laced, supple-tannin glory. Vanilla and cedar frame blueberry and boysenberry fruit, while the wine is full-bodied without being heavy, with a lush, creamy mouthfeel and a long, velvety finish. Bravo.See detailed press review