The Fifth Wave is Langmeil’s most treasured Old Vine Garden Grenache and is dedicated to the fifth generation of the Lindner family. Planted in the last century, The Fifth Wave is our ‘call to arms’ to preserve, promote and protect the best of the Barossa.
The complex, earthy 2018 Fifth Wave Grenache has replaced the redberry flavours this bottling showed in 2014–2016 with deeper, darker fruit notes—instead of raspberries and strawberries, it's more blackberries and black cherries. But there's still an attractive flurry of dried spices and remarkable litheness and agility for such a full-bodied wine. The tannins are ripe and silky, almost diaphanous, yet sufficient (when combined with the wine's acidity) to give the wine shape and length on the finish.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
Colour: Light to medium depth crimson with purple hues.
Aroma: Dark cherry, raspberry and brambley spice mingle with hints of cedar wood with savoury tones adding to the complexity.
Palate: Juicy red berries and dark cherries flow through the palate, melting into lovely sweet peppery briary spices. The finish lingers on a fruity and spicy note with typical chalky yet fine-grained tannins.
Cellaring: 2021 – 2031
Food Match: Slow cooked lamb shanks; crispy skin salmon; roast pork or duck; dark chocolate.
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