Langmeil Winery is home to The Freedom 1843 Shiraz, believed to be planted in 1843 by vigneron Christian Auricht. Escaping war and persecution in Prussia, Auricht travelled to his new homeland, finding freedom in the Barossa Valley. The original plantings still survive and are some of the oldest and rarest vines in the world.
From one of the Barossa's oldest vineyards, Langmeil's 2018 The Freedom 1843 Shiraz lives up to its pedigree. Aged in French oak hogsheads (44% new), it delivers bold, delicately lifted aromas of blackberries, grilled plums and vanilla on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is velvety and plush, loaded with ripe tannins without seeming overdone or heavy. The lengthy finish adds savory hints of black olive and licorice, adding enough food-friendly complexity to keep it interesting sip after sip. It's a lovely counterpoint to the Pure Eden Shiraz of the same vintage.
Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate
Colour: Deep crimson.
Aroma: An intense aroma of ripe Satsuma plum, mocha, vanilla and savoury notes combine with hints of cedar and sweet spices.
Palate: Rich, sweet fruit is balanced wonderfully with briary and sweet spices and lovely, silky tannins. A full-bodied, textural wine, showing great complexity with hints of cedar and allspice flowing through to the lengthy, brambly fruit finish.
Food match: Kangaroo steak with plum sauce; lamb shanks; grilled or roast beef; hard matured cheese.
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