2014 Langmeil 1843 Freedom Shiraz Barossa Valley
Medium to deep crimson with purple hues. An alluring aroma of red and blue fruits jump out of the glass with lifted herbal perfume and hints of black olive, sweet spice, earthiness and white pepper. A medium bodied wine with juicy Satsuma Plum fruits and soft, velvety tannins adding a lovely structure and texture to the wine. Sweet and briary spice balances the juicy fruit with a little roasty, savory note carrying through to the finish.
Wine Enthusiast: 93 Points
From vines that were 171 years old when the grapes for this wine were harvested, this is packed with dark berry fruit, then layered with vanilla, cedar and mint. It's full, plush and warm, just too big, intense and bulky for current consumption. Best from 2020–2030.
James Suckling: 93 Points
Undeniable old vine depth and concentration. Fresh new wood plays into ripe red berry and fresher earthy nuances. Long waves of tannins run deep and carry blackberry and red plum fruits, long and polished. Best from 2023 to 2035+. Screw cap.
Wine Spectator: 91 Points
Distinctive smoky campfire notes add aromatic lift to the juicy, cardamom-scented wild berry flavors, a touch of fresh herb lingering on the smooth finish. Drink now through 2027.