Full-bodied model Shiraz from its spiritual home
Deep crimson in colour with purple hues. On the nose, rich aromas of blueberry, mulberry, satsumas, chocolate and sweet spices. On the palate it is concentrated and full-bodied with soft, velvety tannins. The rich, sweet profile continues to shine through with blackberry, mocha, mint and vanilla wrapped up in a long savoury finish.
- 90 pts Decanter, January 2021
- 91pts Robert Parker, August 2021
Aged for 26 Months in Oak
Food Pairing: Stir-fried beef with basil, American-style slow cooked ribs, hard cheeses
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
The original settlement of Langmeil could barely be called a village when German immigrant Christian Auricht first planted the vineyard in 1843. Famously, some of the original Shiraz vines he used are still in production under the wineries “Freedom 1843” labelled bottling. This german-influenced pocket of the Barossa went on to establish a name for itself in no small part thanks to Christian and helped make wine a way of life in the area.
This wine is from a strip of land in the heart of the region called the “Valley Floor”. The wine-making here is hands-on with the grapes selected from premium sites across the valley. It can be considered as a true taste of the Barossa.