Speaking a local dialect known as ‘Barossa-Deutsch’, a blend of German and English that embodies the history of the district, one of Langmeil’s growers, the late Wally Krieg didn’t curse, just as his forebears didn’t, but in the heat of the vintage was often heard to mutter “Hangin’ Snakes!”
Still fermented on a small quantity of Viognier skins, the 2019 Hangin' Snakes Shiraz no longer includes that variety on the label. It's still apparent in the wine's dark color, stone-fruit-inÖected aromas and ripe, glycerol-rich mouthfeel. It's a lovely mouthful of supple, juicy Shiraz, full-bodied without excessive weight or tannin, just easy-to-drink joy in a glass.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
Colour: Medium depth crimson with purple hues.
Aroma: Rich and lifted aromas of Satsuma plum, mulberry and florals mingle with sweet spice, chocolate and savoury notes.
Palate: Rich, plumy fruit and sweet spice balanced by soft, velvety tannins. A complex, medium to full bodied wine showing hints of mocha, bramble and vanilla which flow through the lengthy, fruity, peppery and spicy finish.
Cellaring: 2020 – 2028
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