eRobertParker.com #199 Feb 2012 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown: Aged for 2 years in American oak, 27% new, the 2009 Valley Floor Shiraz Barossa displays a medium to deep garnet-purple color and aromas of ripe cassis and mulberries over damp loam, game, cloves, cinnamon stick and mocha. Medium to full bodied and nicely balanced on the palate, the vibrant fruit is supported by a medium level of grainy tannins, crisp acid, and it finishes long. Drink this one now to 2018+.
- Country: Australia
- Wine Region: South Australia
- Wine Area: Barossa Valley
- Wine Maker: Paul Lindner
- Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
- Grape Percentage: 100%
- Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
- Unit Quantity (ml): 750
- Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Deep crimson with purple hues. A rich and intense aroma of ripe Satsuma plum, blueberries and hints of cola mingling with fine milk chocolate, cedar and sweet spice. Quite a mouthful of sweet, juicy fruit but balance wonderfully with briary and sweet spice. A full bodied wine showing great complexity with hints of cedar and smokey notes which, in combination, flows through to the lenghty and youthfully austere finish.
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 - This polished, round red offers a strong meaty note to inform the black cherry and licorice flavors. Lingers smoothly, though a bit hot on the finish. Drink now through 2017. –HS
Jul/Aug '10 by Josh Raynolds - Bright ruby. Spicy cherry and black raspberry on the nose, with complicating notes of incense and dried rose. Sappy and expansive, offering lively red and dark berry flavors and a late note of white pepper. Packs a lot of flavor into a lithe package and finishes with impressive clarity and spicy persistence.
A terrific value in Barossa Shiraz, Langmeil’s 2008 Valley Floor bottling features bold oak-fruit styling without ever seeming jammy. It’s full bodied but not unstructured, with mulberries and toasted coconut upfront yet a fresh, savory finish framed by dusty tannins. Drink now–2018. — J.C. (2/1/2012)
Opaque purple-red; a luscious rich and ripe (but not overripe) medium- to full-bodied Barossa shiraz, the plum, blackberry and prune flavours augmented by well integrated mocha/vanilla oak.
Deliciously smooth and supple, this elegant, rather modem and complete Barossa shiraz is finely balanced and very natural, with nothing poking out of place. Backed by nuances of white pepper and cloves, its vibrant aromas of sweet red and black berries and cedar/chocolate oak precede a spicy, savoury and fine-grained palate of brightness and length. It's charmingly balanced and is already drinking well.
Nicks.com.au - "Opaque black dark purple colour with dark purple crimson hue. The nose shows good intensity with top notes of ripe blackberry and dark plum followed by some mocha and vanilla scents. Full bodied and possessing an opulent texture the palate delivers fleshy flavours of ripe blackberry, dark chocolate, liquorice, vanilla and spice. Velvet smooth tannins. Very long aftertaste of ripe blackberry, dark chocolate, liquorice and vanillin spice."
Local knowledge of the Valley Floor has helped us to secure prized Shiraz vineyard sites from 19 of the 29 original villages, with some vines more than 100 years old. With hands-on winemaking, gentle de-stemming, open fermentation and basket pressing, minimal filtration and no fining, you have our interpretation for pure Barossa Shiraz.