Orphan Bank Shiraz 2016


Orphan Bank Shiraz


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Product code
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
South Australia
Shiraz 100 %
Alcohol percentage
Closure type
Metal screw cap
Aging vessel type
50% new and 50% seasoned French Oak Hogsheads
Length of aging
24 months
Total acidity
6.8 g/l
Aging potential
15 years
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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

With the dry winter and a slightly warmer spring, favourable flowering and fruit set, yields were generally little above average.. Followed by mild, late summer weather, both growers and winemakers were happy to see another solid vintage tucked away. By early March 70% of harvest was complete and with another sprinkling of rain, vintage slowed, building flavour in the late-ripening varieties like Grenache and Mataro. This vintage highlights how tenacious and robust grape vines are, producing good yields and high quality in a dry season (but they cannot sustain dry conditions forever). Fortunately, a more normal winter this year with much-needed rain is refilling the soil and water resources.

Winemaking notes

Gentle destemming, open fermentation, basket pressing and two years' maturation in French oak barrels accentuate the natural fruit intensity and structure.

Tasting notes

A rich bouquet of red and blue fruits, herbs and cedar, entwine with hints of sage, chocolate and savoury notes. Rich and juicy raspberry and Satsuma plum fill the mouth, with allspice sweetness adding to the mouthfeel. The fruit is well balanced with hints of briary spice and textural, fine-grained tannins on the lengthy finish.

Press reviews

Decanter World Wine Awards

- 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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Wine Advocate

- 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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James Suckling

- 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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