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2016 LANGMEIL Orphan Bank Shiraz

LANGMEIL Orphan Bank Shiraz 2016

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 737151
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Open
  • Status
  • Status
  • Unavailable
  • Country
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Geographical Indication (GI)
  • Region
  • Region
  • South Australia
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Barossa
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Shiraz 100 %
  • Alcohol Level
  • Alcohol Level
  • 14.5%
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Metal screw cap
  • Aging vessel type
  • Aging vessel type
  • 50% new and 50% seasoned French Oak Hogsheads
  • Length of aging
  • Length of aging
  • 24 months
  • Total acidity
  • Total acidity
  • 6.8 g/l
  • PH
  • PH
  • 3.52
  • Aging potential
  • Aging potential
  • 15 years
  • About this winery

    Chief Winemaker Paul Lindner aims to produce world class wines using Langmeil's own individual style while taking advantage of the distinctive hallmarks of the Barossa. Langmeil ensures that all vineyard sources offer variety as well as the highest quality. Techniques and Philosophies Paul has a passion for utilizing old world and new world technology, minimal handling and filtration techniques, to ensure the full potential of the fruit is captured, resulting in fruit driven wines with subtle...

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  • Tasting notes

    Deep crimson with purple hues. A rich aroma of red and blue fruits, herbal and cedar notes, with hints of sage, chocolate and other savoury nuances. Juicy raspberry and plum fills the mouth, with a touch of oak sweetness adding to the mouthfeel. Well balanced with textured, fine tannins.

  • Viticultural notes

    Good winter rains and warmer temperatures in early spring brought about slightly earlier bud burst and excellent shoot growth. A lovely growing season with no crazy, stormy or very windy northerly weather to affect flowering resulted in a great fruit set across all varieties. However, the northern Barossa, and a few other seemingly random patches of vineyard, were hit by late frosts resulting in a huge loss for that sub region. After a quite chilly Christmas and New Year the warm and dry weather was upon us, perfect ripening weather. An early and fast vintage for the Barossa Valley had Langmeil at full fermentation capacity for three and a half weeks meaning 75% of the grape intake in less than a month! The later ripening varieties like Grenache and Mataro still took their time and of course Eden Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are always late – so vintage soon wound down to a leisurely pace ending in the middle of April. Overall 2015 was an excellent vintage with great flavour, colour and intensity across the board.

Press reviews

  • - 94 Points -

    May 2019

    Savoury tobacco and cocoa aromas, with dried red plum notes and ripe tannins. Developing nicely, with a lovely texture.

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  • - 94 Points -

    June 2019

    A nearly sure-fire crowd-pleaser, the 2016 Orphan Bank Shiraz marries taut, red-berried fruit with elegant overtones of cedar and mint. It's full-bodied but retains lovely tension and freshness while delivering concentrated red raspberries, currants, even hints of cranberries. The tannins are ripe but noticeable, imparting silky but firm edges that channel the fruit into a long, mouthwatering finish.

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  • - 94 Points -

    June 2019

    A very rich and classically styled shiraz that has a big, blackberry and red-plum fruit statement on the nose with chocolate and toasted spices. The palate is deep, plush and very vibrant with intense plum and blackberry flavors.

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