2005 Langmeil Winery Shiraz The Freedom

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • JH 95
  • WA 94
  • IWC 94
  • WS 90

Reviews for 2005 Langmeil Winery Shiraz The Freedom

JH 95
James Halliday - James Halliday, July 2008
The extreme age of the vines (oldest in SA) manifests itself as much in the length as the depth of the wine but also manages to carry the alcohol; medium-bodied and highly polished tannins after two years in 70% new... The extreme age of the vines (oldest in SA) manifests itself as much in the length as the depth of the wine but also manages to carry the alcohol; medium-bodied and highly polished tannins after two years in 70% new French oak.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2007
The 2005 Shiraz "1843 Freedom" comes from a dry-grown vineyard planted in 1843 which is believed to be the oldest surviving pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines in Australia. The wine was aged for 24 months in 70% new French oak... The 2005 Shiraz "1843 Freedom" comes from a dry-grown vineyard planted in 1843 which is believed to be the oldest surviving pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines in Australia. The wine was aged for 24 months in 70% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Purple-colored it gives up a sexy perfume of pain grille smoke violets blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Surprisingly light on its feet the wine is full-flavored opulent and very long. Give it 5-7 years to blossom fully and drink this hedonistic effort through 2025. -Jay Miller
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2008
Bright ruby. Explosively perfumed bouquet combines boysenberry potpourri minerals and fresh flowers; this could scent a room. Fleshy dark berry fruit demonstrates liqueur-like depth and richness without coming across as... Bright ruby. Explosively perfumed bouquet combines boysenberry potpourri minerals and fresh flowers; this could scent a room. Fleshy dark berry fruit demonstrates liqueur-like depth and richness without coming across as sweet and vibrant minerality helps to extend the flavors. The finish refuses to let up eventually leaving vibrant red and dark berries and zesty minerals in its wake. -Josh Raynolds
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2008
Ripe round and expressive. A complex range of flavors hang easily on a sleek frame with cherry boysenberry roasted red pepper and savory accents that play themselves out harmoniously. This finishes well but not quite as... Ripe round and expressive. A complex range of flavors hang easily on a sleek frame with cherry boysenberry roasted red pepper and savory accents that play themselves out harmoniously. This finishes well but not quite as expressively as it might. Drink now through 2015. -HS
JJB 92
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, October 2010
Opaque center with a rim that is just starting to fade. The nose is classic Barossa and shows this wine's pedigree and heritage. Balanced and trim at first the aromatics are concentrated and complex displaying hints of... Opaque center with a rim that is just starting to fade. The nose is classic Barossa and shows this wine's pedigree and heritage. Balanced and trim at first the aromatics are concentrated and complex displaying hints of mocha atop deeper notes of blackberries and plums. Creamy long and full of flavor this is a perfectly poised wine that has everything in proportion including acids and length. The rich textures speak of its old vine foundations with a seamlessly round and viscous palate that is never overly ripe or jammy. With just 350-500 cases made per year only 25 cases of this vintage were exported to the US.