Langmeil Winery "Orphan Bank" Shiraz 2014 (Barossa Valley, Australia) - [WE 90]

Langmeil Winery "Orphan Bank" Shiraz 2014
(Barossa Valley, Australia) - [WE 90]


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Notes From The Winemaker:
Orphan Bank is testament to Langmeil’s commitment to preserving old and rare Barossa vineyards. Ten rows of Shiraz planted pre-1860 were saved from the developer’s bulldozer and replanted alongside the original Langmeil vineyard on the banks of the River Para. We called these ten rows the “Orphans” but after 150 years they have a new home.

TASTING NOTES:
Color: Deep crimson with purple hues.

Aroma: A rich aroma of red and blue fruits, herbals and cedar, entwine with hints of sage, chocolate and savoury notes.

Palate: Juicy Raspberry and Satsuma plum fills the mouth, with oak sweetness adding to the mouthfeel. Sweet fruit is well balanced with briary spice and textured, fine tannin.

OAK TREATMENT: 50% new and 50% seasoned French Oak Hogsheads
TIME IN OAK: 24 months

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS:

Cellaring: 2016 – 2031
GRAPE COMPOSITION: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.51
TA: 6.8 g/L
Residual Sugar: 2.47 g/L
VA: 0.55 g/L




Ratings & Reviews

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90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"At first, this wine seems fruity and direct, loaded with dark berry fruit. But over time, it develops more and more oak character, adding notes of cedar, vanilla and mint. It's creamy in texture, with silky tannins, but remains a bit woody on the finish." - JOE CZERWINSKI (Feb 2017)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"There's an overtone of char and toast to the supple cherry and berry flavors, with roasted herb and spice notes that linger on the smooth finish. Drink now through 2027. 80 cases imported." – MW (2017)

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2013 Vintage):
"Appropriately youthful and flashy, this is textbook Barossa Shiraz, full bodied and rich. Dusty tannins and mouthwatering acids support dark berry fruit, cedar and vanilla. It's drinkable now, but should add savoriness over the next 10 or more years." - Joe Czerwinski (6/1/2016)

92 Points - Stephen Tanzer (2013 Vintage):
"Bright purple. A heady, seductively perfumed bouquet evokes fresh black and blue fruits, candied flowers, vanilla and smoky Indian spices. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering sappy boysenberry and cherry-cola flavors and a deeper suggestion of licorice pastille. Combines power and vibrancy smoothly and finishes very long, sweet and gently tannic, leaving an echo of spiciness behind." - Josh Raynolds (January 2016)