The centerpiece for Langmeil's Orphan Bank Shiraz are 10 rows of ancient Shiraz vines on the banks of the river Para, which were planted before 1860. These were rescued a few years before the clearing and transplanted near to their original location. In addition, there are other first-class vineyards in the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, which means that the average age of the Orphan bank vines for the excellent 2015 vintage is still by a very impressive 87+ years.
The result is a huge Shiraz with enormous depth and complexity, the best use of barrique and an almost endless aftertaste.
|Drink:||now until 2035|
|Analysis:||15.0% alc. vol.; 2.5 g / l residual sugar|
|Wine maturing:||24 months in to 47% new barriques|
|Grape variety:||100% Shiraz (= Syrah)|
|Reviews:||94/100 Decanter Magazine (vintage 2014)|
|Wine type:||dry red wine|
Bottled by: Cnr Langmeil & Para Roads, Tanunda SA 5352, Australia
Produced in Australia - contains sulphites