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Langmeil Orphan Bank Shiraz

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Langmeil Orphan Bank Shiraz

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
The bouquet shows fragrant red fruit, licorice and sappy complexity; the palate is medium-bodied, revealing toasted oak nuances; slippery fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity on the long and harmonious finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Plush and polished, smooth and creamy, this rich and approachable shiraz has a fresh, spicy and rather meaty fragrance of blackberries, cassis, dark plums and briar backed by gamey vanilla oak. It?s soft and velvety, with a sweet, rather jammy presence of black, blue and red berries, sweet oak and pliant, supple tannins extending with fine length and balance.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Deeply ripened, faintly spirity but not overcooked Intensely concentated, its faintly spirity aromas of cassis, dark plums, mulberries and licorice are backed by fresh chocolate/vanilla oak and suggestions of minerals and cola. It's sumptuous and evenly fruited, with layers of deep, pure berry/plum flavours tightly knit with fresh oak and loose-knit tannins.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
A happy ending to a story of threatened and eventually relocated vines, this hearty 2008 Barossa shiraz has handy poise and composure with decent palate shape. It shows ripe purple berries in abundance on the nose, some supple fleshy tannins and a long, smooth finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
Langmeil's wines seem to have tightened up over the past couple of years - better alcohol control, better structure, cleaner flavours. Very good. Has a ball of plummy, earthen, brandied flavour glistening in the middle of it, and lots of grainy, twiggy tannins. The flavours seem fenced in and nicely presented, like a well-managed farm. Lots of flavour here.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Crimson-red; unusual oriental spice overtones to the fruit, perhaps a reflection of very ripe grapes; a lingering illusion of sweetness on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
The rich and opulent palate is no surprise given the alcohol; blackberry, plum and prune fruit, with soft tannins, and surprisingly little impact from that alcohol; 140-year-old transplanted vines fit somewhere in the picture.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
Interesting story to this one. It's made off vines in excess of 100 years of age, though a section of these vines was recently dug up and replanted to another site in the Barossa ... long story, but it's amazing that it was possible. The name of the wine refers to this rescued patch of vines. 2005 RELEASE Obvious coconut oak and obvious alcohol heat - both detractors to the wine. Otherwise it's a display of slightly overcooked grapes, the flavours tarry, pruney, lacking in vibrancy and charm. That said, it does not lack intensity. Vague notes of orange peel and dried herbs come forward as it opens in the glass. All guts, no glory, DRINK 2009-2014.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Serves to point out - or up - the grace of very old vines; much more conventional and honest Barossa Valley fruit, full and ripe.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007

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