The Freedom 1843 Shiraz 2016


The Freedom 1843 Shiraz


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Product code
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Store Only
Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
South Australia
Shiraz 100 %
Alcohol percentage
Closure type
Metal screw cap
Aging vessel type
French oak hogsheads and barriques
Length of aging
25 months
Total acidity
6.40 g/l
Aging potential
14 years
Winery'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

Timely rain and mild conditions delayed the start of vintage, allowing flavour and colour to catch up with sugar levels. 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, as well as excellent results from the Eden Valley reds and whites. 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

The wine spent 26 months in 70% new and 30% seasoned French oak hogsheads and barriques.

Tasting notes

An intense aroma of ripe Satsuma plum, mocha and toasty, roasty notes, mingle with hints of cedar and sweet spice. Rich, sweet fruit is balanced wonderfully with briary and sweet spice and lovely, silky tannins. A medium to full bodied, textured wine showing great complexity with hints of cedar and biscuit and in combination, flows through to the lengthy, fruitful and spicy finish.

Press reviews

Wine Advocate

- 97 points -

June 2019

Langmeil's 2016 The Freedom 1843 Shiraz comes out of the chute with smoky notes of grilled meat and cracked pepper, which serve to balance the wine's bold boysenberry fruit, ample body and rich, creamy tannins. Full-bodied and supple, it's not unapproachable, but it should be better in a couple of years and should drink well for another 10-15 after that. Complex, layered and seductive, it's a compelling example of Barossa Shiraz.

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James Suckling

- 96 points -

June 2019

This ancient parcel of shiraz has delivered an exceptional wine in 2016 with immensely ripe blackberry, dark-plum, fresh-earth and spiced-chocolate notes. The palate has impressive depth and poise with a really effortless delivery of rich, plush blackberries that hold an exceptionally long and regal finish. Dangerously approachable now, but much more to come for those who wait.

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Decanter World Wine Awards

- 95 points -


May 2019

A velvety and rich wine with a deep, smoky quality alongside blackcurrant jam and mint. Chock-full of complexity on the nose and very persistent, savoury finish. A fantastic example of this style.

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