Deep inky appearance. Rich blackberry, blackcurrant and licorice concentrated nose. Full bodied rich, intense with lashing of sweet black cherry jammy fruit. Fruit powers through the palate to a medium, slightly warm finish. What you come to expect from Barossa Shiraz. Produced from ten rows of Shiraz planted pre-1860 which were saved from the developer’s bulldozer and replanted alongside the original Langmeil vineyard on the banks of the North Para River. That is how they got their name being the adopted vineyard ‘Orphans’.
Langmeil Orphan Bank Shiraz 2018, Barossa Valley, SA
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.