2018 Orphan Bank Shiraz 6 pack
Wine Club discount applies
Orphan Bank is testament to Langmeil’s commitment to preserving old and rare Barossa vineyards. Ten rows of Shiraz planted pre-1860 were saved from the developer’s bulldozer and replanted alongside the original Langmeil vineyard on the banks of the North Para River. We called these ten rows the “Orphans”, but after 150 years they have a new home.
Deep, dense purple/red colour, with a reserved and mysterious spicy, earthy, graphite aroma, the palate similarly bright and fresh and richly loaded with dark plum and assorted spices, blackberry towards the finish, which is very persistent and satisfying. Truck-loads of fruitcake, raisin bread and panforte flavours. Deliciously sweet fruit core. A superb shiraz with lots more to give. Huon Hooke 95 points
Colour: Medium to deep crimson with purple hues.
Aroma: A rich bouquet of red and blue fruits, herbs and cedar, entwine with hints of sage, roasty and savoury notes.
Palate: Rich and juicy raspberry and Satsuma plum fill the mouth, with allspice sweetness adding to the mouthfeel. The fruit is well balanced with hints of briary spice and textural, fine-grained tannins on the lengthy finish.
Cellaring: 2019 – 2034
Food Match: Rabbit stifado; pork or duck roast; mushroom risotto; roasted vegetable tartlet; matured cheese platter.
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