Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz 2016 - Barossa Valley South Australia
90/100 - Wine & Spirits
Winner - Decanter World Wine Awards
Silver - International Wine & Spirit Competition
Bronze - Australian Wine Companion
Silver - Australian Wine Companion (2014 vintage)
91/100 Vinous (2014 vintage)
90/100 James Halliday (2014 vintage)
90/100 Wine & Spirits (2014 vintage)
Cuisine Wine New Zealand "This is a wine that regularly wins plaudits at Cuisine tastings for its ripe, harmonious reflection of the shiraz-friendly warmth of the Barossa Valley floor. This version is typically brambly, with exotic, bay leaf-like scents. In the mouth, rich mocha and red and dark fruit flavours hold sway. The texture is appealingly gentle. Try it with sirloin steak."
The Winemaker - "Rich, sweet and spicy fruit in balance with velvety yet youthfully austere tannins. A complex, medium to full-bodied wine showing hints of mocha and vanilla, which flow through to the lengthy, fruitful, pepper and spice finish."
The Winemaker "The Barossa is famous for its viticulture, history and winemaking dating back to the 1840s. At its heart is the Valley Floor, a highly-prized strip of prime viticultural land which is the very foundation and forms the essence of this wine. A true taste of the Barossa. Local knowledge has helped us select and secure prized Shiraz across the breadth and depth of the Barossa while retaining the foundation fruit from the Valley Floor. The combination of hands-on winemaking and vineyard diversity results in pure Barossa Shiraz. This is why the Valley Floor Shiraz has received the Barossa Trust Mark."
Ned Goodwin (Australian Wine Companion) "...this is archetypal Barossan shiraz: plum, dark cherry, a whiff of mace and anise, set to a core of explosive liqueur-soaked dried fruits. Full, yet fresh". (2014 vintage)
Vinous " Youthful purple. Expressive, spice-accented boysenberry and candied plum scents, along with cracked pepper, mocha and black cardamom nuances. Sweet and broad on the palate, offering juicy dark fruit and licorice flavors and a touch of vanilla. Finishes long, sweet and youthfully tannic, leaving a strong spice cake note behind." (2014 vintage)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "The 2014 Shiraz Valley Floor has a deep garnet-purple color and scents of blackberry preserves, black forest cake and licorice with some cracked black pepper and bay leaves hints. Medium-bodied with a good amount of uncomplicated blackberry and peppery flavors, it has a chewy backbone and lively lift to the finish." (2014 vintage)
Wine Spectator "Vividly juicy, with tobacco and fresh earth accents to the concentrated wild blueberry and blackberry flavors. Rustic and intense on the finish."
James Halliday "It is full-flavoured in good Barossa style, with restrained alcohol in that context; plum and blackberry provide the base, ripe tannins and subtle oak finish the package.
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.