In 2010 the highest score given by Australian wine doyen James Halliday to any wine was 96 points. This year we’re thrilled to report that he has awarded 96 points to the 2008 Langmeil Orphan Bank Barossa Shiraz and – even more astoundingly – he has awarded 97 points to the 2008 Langmeil Freedom Barossa Shiraz.
Langmeil Freedom Shiraz 2008 (97 points)
“Fractionally more developed colour than Orphan Bank; likewise picked before the heat and with exceptional depth, richness and intensity to its multifaceted and layered aromas and flavours; open-fermented, basket-pressed and matured for two years in two-thirds new French barriques. Excellent tannins. Both wines have wonderful drive and length.”
Langmeil Orphan Bank Shiraz 2008 (96 points)
“Strong crimson-purple; a top quality shiraz, picked before the heatwave and made using the same techniques as Freedom, and has similar intensity, focus and length; here only one-third new French barriques, but the oak is a positive contributor.”
Congratulations to the team at Langmeil Winery – producers of some of the finest Barossa Shiraz wine!