2018 Blacksmith Cabernet Sauvignon
- South Australia
12 x 750
From top to bottom, Langmeil—run by brothers Paul (winemaking) and James (sales and marketing) Lindner—is hitting on all cylinders…, Hangin' Snakes, Three Gardens and Offspring, represent great values, while even the very top-end stuff, The Freedom 1843 and Pure Eden Shirazes, are reasonably priced in the context of old-vine, cellar-worthy Barossa reds. These are big, bold wines that don't skimp on flavor or texture yet show a remarkable amount of elegance and nuance.
"... the entire range here is strong, especially at the entry-level, where some superb values can be found. Stylistically, winemaker Paul Lindner favors a relatively elegant style for the region, with balance and energy prized over weight and power. Not that these are shy wines. There’s no lack of flavor intensity, but ripeness, as well as oak influence, tends to be dialed back."
Josh Raynolds, December 2021