2015 Langmeil Shiraz The Orphan Bank 70 Year Survivor Vine

Year: 2015
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Advocate: 94
James Suckling: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
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"Langmeil's 2015 Orphan Bank Shiraz may be the best version of this wine I can recall tasting. It's prototypical Barossa Shiraz in all of its oak-laden, fruit-laced, supple-tannin glory. Vanilla and cedar frame blueberry and boysenberry fruit, while the wine is full-bodied without being heavy, with a lush, creamy mouthfeel and a long, velvety finish. Bravo.

The top-shelf wines from brothers James and Paul Lindner at Langmeil continue to impress for their quality and consistency. The spotlight will always shine brightest on The Freedom 1843 Shiraz, simply because of the age of the vines, but all of these current releases are solid." (WA)

"Some deep earthy aromas, as well as sweet-spiced oak and a layer of dark mulberries and plums. The palate is supple with a dollop of fleshy red fruit in the mid-palate, as well as long and fluid tannins. Drink or hold. Screw cap." (JS)

Winery Notes:
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.