2018 Orphan Bank Shiraz Barossa Valley, Langmeil

50.53 € / L Incl. VAT, Excl. Shipping
95/100 Parker
Availability: 65 bottles
Delivery time
1-3 Business Days

The heart of Langmeil's Orphan Bank Shiraz is 10 rows of ancient Shiraz vines planted before the 1860's on the banks of the River Para. These were saved from deforestation a few years ago and replanted near their original location. There are also 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 2018 vintage falls to a still very respectable 80+ years.

The result is a powerful Shiraz with enormous depth and complexity, the best use of barriques and a never-ending aftertaste. It smells intensely of raspberries and plums and already shows its spicy fullness in the scent. Crazy!

In Robert Parker's Wine Advocate there is a whopping 95/100 for the 2018 Langmeil Orphan Bank. Taster Joe Czerwinski is amazed by the fact that these old vines never make the wines appear too heavy or overripe. He notes raspberries, blackberries and mint in the scent. It is very well balanced on the palate and remarkably elegant and long in the finale.

Optimal drinking now until 2035
Analysis Data 15.0% ABV; 2.5 g/l residual sugar, 6.9 g/l acid
Ageing 24 months in 47% new barriques
Grape variety 100% Shiraz (=Syrah)
Ratings 95/100 Parker (2018 vintage)
Closure Screw Cap
Type dry red wine

Bottler: Cnr Langmeil & Para Roads, Tanunda SA 5352, Australia
Made in Australia - contains sulfites