The Freedom 1843 Shiraz 2017

LANGMEIL

The Freedom 1843 Shiraz
2017

Product code
564476
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Allocated
Status
Available
Product type
Still wine
Country
Australia
Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
Region
South Australia
Subregion
Barossa
Varietal(s)
Shiraz
Color
Red
Closure type
Metal screw cap
Producer's website

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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Notes about product

Langmeil Winery is home to The Freedom Shiraz, believed to be planted in 1843 by vigneron Christian Auricht. Escaping war and persecution in Prussia, Auricht travelled to his new homeland, finding freedom in the Barossa Valley. The original plantings still survive and are some of the oldest and rarest vines in the world. The vineyard is composed of dark, rich loam to red clay over ironstone and limestone.

Production notes

A delayed harvest allowed grapes to ripen more slowly and evenly with a gradual accumulation of sugars and flavours. Aging took place over 24 months in 44% new and 56% seasoned French oak hogsheads and barriques.

Tasting notes

Rich, sweet fruit is balanced wonderfully with briary and sweet spices and lovely, silky tannins. A full-bodied, textural wine, showing great complexity with hints of cedar and allspice flowing through to the lengthy, brambly fruit finish.

Press reviews

James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

- 95 points -

GOLD MEDAL - 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Awards

August 2020

The wine was matured in French hogsheads and barriques (44% new) for 24 months. It's an important wine, and a good one...

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Wine Advocate

- 95 points -

August 2021

Langmeil's 2017 The Freedom 1843 Shiraz is a more savory vintage than many others, boasting scents of black olives, licorice and espresso against a backdrop of dark fruit. Yet it's full-bodied, concentrated and generous on the palate, avoiding any sense of austerity and finishing long and plush. It should drink well for 15 years or more.

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