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2015 Langmeil Three Gardens Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

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As the weather gets cooler it’s the reds in your cellar that tend to get a workout and what could be more comforting on a cool winter’s night than a Barossan blend that’s as familiar as a loved one’s kiss? Okay, we may be stretching that a bit far but if you want a wine that’s going to give you bags of flavour then this drop from Langmeil is just the ticket. It’s full of ripe fruit with great structure showing cherries, blackberries, chocolate and spice all woven together by fine tannins. Nicely balanced with a long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Story Behind The Wine: Old Barossa vignerons referred to their vineyards as gardens. The Three Gardens is a contemporary blend of Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache - traditional varieties grown in the Barossa since the 1840s. The best characteristics of each variety have been chosen to create this unique premium red blend.
These three varieties have provided inspiration for the Barossa since the 1840s and when blended together they are responsible for some of the great wines of the world. Maturation in seasoned oak for twelve months ensures the fruit and spice isn’t overpowered, retaining the finesse.

The Winery: The Lindner family of Langmeil Winery has been immersed in the Barossa’s culture of farming, food, wine and community for six generations. Their commitment to quality in all aspects is unwavering and any wine that bears the Langmeil name represents the family’s pursuit of excellence in wine and community.

2015 Vintage Report: 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 our grape intake in less than a month, phew! 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.

Colour: Medium depth crimson.

Aroma: Lifted, fresh and bright fruit leaps out of the glass with raspberry and black cherry dominating the aroma with subtle savoury and white pepper hints.

Palate: The bright and juicy fruit coats the palate and is well balanced with peppery and sweet spice. Medium bodied in structure with good complexity and lovely silky tannins which flow through the fruitful and spicy finish.

Cellaring: 2016 - 2021

Grape Composition: 39% Shiraz, 31% Mataro, 30% Grenache

Alc/vol: 14.5%

expert reviews about

2015 Langmeil Three Gardens Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

Expert Reviews

Wine Companion (2013 Vintage) says
A 48/29/23% blend from three districts in the Barossa Valley, the vines 10-90yo, matured for 12 months in used French and American oak. Shiraz is the most important contributor with its black fruits contrasting with the red and purple of the mataro and grenache, oak and tannins of minimal importance in establishing style.
Drink by 2023
88
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
An approachable, early-drinking blend whose juicy bouquet of blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries and sweet vanilla/chocolate oak reveals spicy notes of cloves and white pepper. Its long, juicy palate is generous and silky-smooth, supported by a fine, loose-knit undercarriage and backed by balanced, older oak. It finishes with a lingering core of fruit and a licorice-like note.
2012-2015+
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
91
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
90
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Supple, smooth and regional, with a sweet, floral bouquet of violets, blueberries, cassis and red cherry confiture backed by gentle nuances of older oak and a whiff of bubblegum. Sweetly fruited, with bright flavours of small blue, red and black berries playing down its fine, silky palate, it finishes with a lingering core of spicy fruit, white pepper and a lively acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
91
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Light colour; fresh juicy berry with some confection ex grenache; cafe style, drink soon.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A very typical mix with sweet, slightly jammy varietal character of grenache dominant; soft and supple, with fine tannins
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Cooked and spirity, with jammy flavours of blackberries, redcurrants and plums backed by more dehydrated currant-like fruit and spirity undertones. It's lifted by some sweet vanilla/chocolate oak, but falls rather short and flat.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
86
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied; sweet juicy, jammy, berry fruit in typical Barossa style; strongly influenced by grenache; ready to roll.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
An honest, modern and early-drinking expression of the southern Rhone blend with a jammy, floral and confection-like aroma of raspberries, cherries, plums and gentle spices. Juicy-smooth and spicy, It's powered by its grenache component, but backed by some meaty mourvedre strength at the back of the palate. It finishes with a lingering core of dark fruit and a spicy, licorice-like flavour.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Good colour; generous, ripe, complex fruit runs right through the palate to the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
89
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
A vibrant, juicy and medium weight blend of softness and intensity. Its peppery fragrance of fresh raspberries, cherries and blackberries reveals nuances of cinnamon and cloves, and precedes a supple, fleshy and briary palate whose tangy ripe fruits deliver plenty of flavour before finishing with refreshing acids and fine tannins
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
89
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Joyous little southern Rhone blend with a delicate, floral and spicy aroma of fresh, confectionary small red berries backed by musky nuances of animal hide. Smooth, long and pristine, with a crystal-clear expression of cassis, raspberries, blueberries and plums gently framed by fine tannins and finished with refreshing acidity.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
90

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