eRobertParker.com #199 Feb 2012 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown: Medium-deep garnet colored, the 2009 Fifth Wave Grenache presents ripe black cherries and black raspberry notes with underlying hints of game, toast, spice box and underbrush. Very big, full bodied and voluptuous on the palate, it has a very crisp level of acid to lend freshness and medium to firm velvety tannins for support, finishing long and spicy. Delicious now, it should cellar to 2019+.
- Country: Australia
- Wine Region: South Australia
- Wine Area: Barossa Valley
- Wine Maker: Paul Lindner
- Grape: Grenache/Garnacha
- Grape Percentage: 100%
- Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
- Unit Quantity (ml): 750
- Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
The Fifth Wave is one of Langmeil's most treasured Old Vine Gardens inspired by the fifth generation of our family in the Barossa. Planted in the middle of the last century, The Fifth Wave is our 'call to arms' to protect, preserve and celebrate the best of the Barossa. Medium depth crimson with red hues. Dark cherries, marzipan and chocolate aromas mingle with sweet spice, earthy hints, fresh cream and white pepper nuances. Rich, sweet fruit flows onto the palate, melding into lovely sweet and briary spice. The finish lingers on the spicy note with typical chalky and youthfully firm tannins.
The site where the Langmeil winery now sits was originally settled by Blacksmith Christian Auricht way back in 1842. Christian went on to establish a bakery, smithy, a butcher's shop and a cobbler as well as planting a 1 hectare vineyard on the estate. This vineyard,still in use today, has been called the FreeD. 1843 block and is believed to be one of the oldest Shiraz vineyards in the world.The modern story began in 1996 when three friends Chris Bitter, Carl Lindner and Richard Lindner - all.. read more
Web Only 2012 - Firm and juicy, this is bright with plum and guava fruit that picks up a hint of lime as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2015. –HS
Jul/Aug '10 by Josh Raynolds - Deep red. Redcurrant and dried cherry on the nose, with subtle floral and herbal notes adding complexity. Dry and linear, with light-bodied red berry and floral pastille flavors supported by fine-grained tannins. The redcurrant note repeats on the alluringly sweet finish, which lingers with gentle spiciness. This is drinking very well now.
Mid-garnet; sweet confected raspberry pastille, laced with spice; the palate is warm and unctuous, with a fresh backbone of tannin providing balance.
Another Langmeil old vine garden at Lyndoch planted in 1953 is our single site Fifth Wave Grenache. Planted in 1953 on a sandy hillside this old vine garden produces a rare low yielding crop between 1 to 1.5 tonne to the acre. The fruit from this old vine garden continues to be dry grown; hand pruned and handpicked which maximises the vibrancy and intensity of the fruit flavour. The style is again truly Langmeil, and with the philosophy of no fining and no filtration, they preserve and promote the true essence of Grenache from this vineyard site. This wine was matured for 24 months in a combination 12% new and 62% seasoned French oak and 26% seasoned American oak.