Monday, March 18, 2013

Langmeil 2010 The Freedom 1843 Shiraz

Langmeil in the Barossa valley is the proud owner of some of the oldest vines in the world, including some that date back 170 years. This is one of four reds that make up the Old Vine Garden range of limited-release wines and contains fruit from vines that average over 125 years of age. The Freedom vines were planted in 1843 by Christian Auricht, who has fled persecution in Prussia and there's no doubt he would be proud of this very fine wine from an excellent Barossa vintage. It's a big, intense wine, unfined and unfiltered, but it carries it 15% alcohol lightly and would be a worthy companion to a hearty winter roast or game casserole. Drink a piece of history. $100.  

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