Jackaman’s vineyard is Langmeil’s finest and rarest Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in the 1960s during the Cabernet revolution in the Barossa. This vineyard was lovingly tended by the colourful Barossan Arthur Jackaman, a World War II paratrooper, boxer and butcher who in retirement passed his small plot into Langmeil’s care.
This is warm climate cabernet that keeps a firm grip on its varietal personality while maintaining integrity in the face of what can be, at certain times, the neutering effect of a warm climate. Crushed currant strewn with dried herbs, firm tannins and a lilting meld of dill-spiked acidity for lift, makes this wine. Ned Goodwin MW, The Wine Companion.
Cabernet increased dramatically in the 1950s and ‘60s bringing with it a new vision and direction for the Barossa. From its proud fortified wine heritage, it helped inspire the Barossa’s future as a premium dry red region.
Colour: Medium to deep crimson with purple hues.
Aroma: Lifted blackcurrants and blueberry aroma entwine with biscuity French oak, minty hints and savoury, black olive notes.
Palate: Bright, juicy, blue fruits flow onto the palate which is medium to full-bodied. Briary spice, black olive and minty hints add to the complexity with a touch of oak sweetness and silky tannins to lengthen the fruity and velvety finish.
Cellaring: 2017 – 2027
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