Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz 2008
Rich & full Barossa Shiraz with aromas & flavours of intense warm blackberry, cassis and raspberry.
Very deep crimson with purple hues. On the nose, rich dark cherries, Satsuma plum and mulberry fruits jump out of the glass, mingling with milk chocolate, white pepper and cinnamon. Full-bodied and mouth filling with lovely plums and cherries carried with chocolate and vanillin American oak. Balancing off the sweet fruit is firm but fine tannins and sweet, bri-ary spices.
A perfect match to richly flavoured meats, game or mature cheddars.
The ‘Valley Floor’, like other premium wines of the Barossa, is a regional blended wine. Grapes are sourced from specially selected vineyards across all the sub regions of the Barossa from a range of 120, 70, 50 year old and younger select parcels of which are then open fermented and basket pressed to make this classic example of honest, hand made Barossa Valley Shiraz. 20% new American Oak and 80% old American Oak.
The Barossa Region is known for its viticulture and wine making. At its heart is the Valley Floor, a rich strip of land exposed to the driest conditions and home to some of the most select Shiraz vineyards of the area.
93 points: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion: "Opaque purple-red; a luscious rich and ripe (but not overripe) medium- to full-bodied Barossa shiraz, the plum, blackberry and prune flavours augmented by well integrated mocha/vanilla oak." 93 points
James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion has rated Langmeil Winery with five stars, placing it amongst the very top echelon of Australian Wineries.