Langmeil Prime Cut Shiraz 2018 - Barossa Valley South Australia
94/100 - James Halliday
92/100 - James Halliday (2016 vintage)
Winner - Sydney International Wine Competition 'Top 100 Medium Bodied Dry Red Wines' (2018 vintage)
Bronze - 'Great Australian Shiraz Challenge (2016 vintage)
James Halliday "From 10-81-year-old vines across four districts of the Barossa Valley, matured in used American and French oak. Has the juicy berry makeup of the '17 Langmeil tribe of wines, and adds a breath of freshness to the medium-bodied red and blackberry fruits."
Campbell Mattinson "A soft, fluid, well-weighted shiraz with sweet plum, spearmint and clove flavours purring along nicely. It's warm, medium-weight and exceptionally easy to tuck into. No need to wait, it's drinking well already." (2016 vintage)
Decanter 'Sure Bets for Quality' "..Langmeil sources gnarled old vines to make its expensive reds, though its bottlings from younger vines offer similar intensity and depth at more modest prices."
Decanter "Tasting wine made from the oldest producing grapevines in the world should give anyone with a sense of history a bit of a thrill. [Langmeil's most famous wine] The Freedom 1843 is named after the year the Shiraz vines were planted in the 1-acre core of Langmeil's vineyard in Barossa Valley. The rest of the blend comes from younger vines, planted in 1846. That's not a typo."
James Halliday "Langmeil Winery is the confluence of the Barossa's cultural beginnings and award-winning winemaking. Christian Auricht established the trading-site of Langmeil and planted what is believed to be the world’s oldest surviving Shiraz vineyard; The Freedom 1843. Today, this remarkable place is a captivating pocket of Australian history, now owned by the Lindner family whose own imprint on Barossa spans six generations of community, farming, food and wine."
Langmeil Winery makes wine made from the oldest producing grapevines in the world. The Lindner family of Langmeil Winery has been immersed in the Barossa’s culture of farming, food, wine and community for six generations. The family's commitment to quality is widely known throughout the international wine community.
The Barossa Valley is an important wine-producing region within the Barossa zone of South Australia, particularly associated with powerful red wines from the red wine grape variety Shiraz. A prestigious and internationally renowned region, it is not only home to some of the oldest vineyards and wineries in Australia but produces some of its most recognizable and sought-after brands. A striking feature of the Barossa Valley's wine landscape is the presence of very old vines, proudly showcased on many wine labels and during vineyard tours.
Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced.
Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.