The Fifth Wave Grenache 2016


The Fifth Wave Grenache

Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
South Australia
Grenache 100 %
Alcohol percentage
Aging vessel type
French oak
Length of aging
17 months
Total acidity
6.0 g/l
Aging potential
8 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

For the first time, a parcel of Shiraz was nearly booked in for the end of January. Fortunately, 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. This was followed by mild, late summer weather, both growers and winemakers were happy to see another solid vintage tucked away.

Winemaking notes

Wine was aged 19 months in seasoned French oak.

Tasting notes

Dark cherry, raspberry fruits and a eucalyptus lift combine with sweet spices and hints of vanilla, adding to the complexity. Juicy red berries and dark cherries flow through the palate, melting into lovely sweet and briary spices. The finish lingers on a fruitful and spicy note with typical chalky yet fine-grained tannins.

Press reviews

Decanter World Wine Awards

- 94 points -

May 2019

Perfumed nose of violets and cedar. Very refreshing on the palate with lovely brightness with a delicious after taste.

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Wine Advocate

- 93 points -

August 2018

Langmeil's 2016 Fifth Wave Grenache is a perfect example of why this grape variety has developed such a following in South Australia (and around the world). It's open, friendly and engaging, with hints of Mediterranean herbs, cola-like spice notes and oodles of raspberry fruit. Full-bodied and supple, it finishes mouthwatering and long. It's a joy to drink.

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