Hangin' Snakes Shiraz 2017


Hangin' Snakes Shiraz

Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
South Australia
Shiraz 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 (2°C) than average winter and spring with good soil moisture levels. Vines grew slowly but healthily, mostly flowering well and setting a good number of bunches. The rest of the year remained dry and warm which made way for perfect grape ripening weather that produced balanced sugars, colours and natural acidity.

Production notes

Grapes were harvested from the end of March until mid-April. The wine was matured in seasoned American and French oak barrels for 10 months.

Tasting notes

Medium depth crimson with purple hues. A rich and lifted aroma of red and blueberries jump out of the glass with jammy notes and hints of black olive adding to the complexity. Ripe and juicy berries flow through the medium bodied palate. Soft and velvety tannins add a lovely structure and texture to the wine while sweet and briary spices balance the juicy fruit on the finish.

Press reviews

James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

- 91 points -

August 2019

From 10-20yo vines in Penrice and Light Pass, matured in used American and French oak. Over-delivers with its almost wanton display of luscious fruits. There's no oak per se, but the wine feels open, not the least reduced. Great value, and ready when you are.

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James Suckling

- 90 points -

June 2019

A very plump, fleshy and supple style with a bright, round core of red fruit that sits in very approachable mode. A blend of 96% shiraz and 4% viognier. 

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Decanter World Wine Awards

- 90 points -

May 2019

Ripe dark fruit and very much showing the Viognier component with its floral aromas and white peach character on the palate.

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