Lang­meil Win­ery

2015 LANG­MEIL THE FREE­DOM 1843 BAROSSA SHI­RAZ

Halliday - Supplement - - Shiraz & Blends Red Hot & Rated -

RRP $130 / 2040

It feels light­ish at first, but it’s not. As it breathes it builds and builds. Be­fore long, the full size and ex­tent is ap­par­ent. This is a mon­u­men­tal red wine, as seam­less as it is solid, its folds of sweet cof­fee and black-berried flavour sweep­ing through the palate with quite ir­re­sistible force. Tan­nin is bril­liantly well han­dled; its the axis around which the den­sity re­volves. This wine doesn’t tilt at or hope for qual­ity, it de­clares it. CM 14.5% alc.

WINE­MAKER Paul Lind­ner Why is this wine’s fruit source so im­por­tant?

Lang­meil Win­ery is home of what is be­lieved to be the world’s old­est-sur­viv­ing shi­raz vine­yard – the Free­dom 1843. It was planted by Chris­tian Auricht who fled re­li­gious per­se­cu­tion in his na­tive Ger­many and sought a new life for his fam­ily in Aus­tralia. When it comes to ex­press­ing the unique char­ac­ter of such an ex­cep­tional vine­yard, Lang­meil Win­ery’s Paul Lind­ner prefers tra­di­tional wine­mak­ing prac­tices. The grapes are hand­picked, open fer­mented and bas­ket pressed be­fore two years’ mat­u­ra­tion in spe­cially se­lected French oak bar­rels from sev­eral coop­ers. The wine is nei­ther fined nor fil­tered and pre­serves the very essence of these his­toric old vines.

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