Blacksmith Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


Blacksmith Cabernet Sauvignon

Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
South Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon 100 %
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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

The Barossa experienced a wetter and cooler than average winter and spring with good soil moisture levels. The Spring saw perfect grape ripening weather with balanced sugars, colours and natural acidity. These conditions resulted in a later harvest, which allowed grapes to ripen more slowly and evenly with a gradual accumulation of sugars and flavours, The yields were around 20 - 30% higher than the five-year average.

Production notes

Aged nineteen months in 15% new French and 85% older French oak.

Tasting notes

Lifted blueberry, blackcurrant and black olive are evident on the nose, with lovely cedar and hints of liquorice and sweet spice adding to the complexity. Bright and rich berry fruits coat the palate and mingle with brambly spice, hints of black olive and liquorice. Full-bodied with velvety, fine tannins adding to the structure which flows through the long, fruity and spicy finish.

Press reviews

James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

- 93 points -

August 2020

Matured in French oak (15% new) for 19 months. Only in a cool vintage such as this does the Barossa Valley provide varietal flavours as crisp and clear as those of this wine.

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James Suckling

- 90 points -

June 2019

Ripe blackcurrants, some leafy notes and plenty of spiced chocolate, leading to a very rich and juicy palate that is made to drink now.

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