Ranked #11 of 20 1999 Shiraz from Barossa Valley
Slightly funky, sweaty and gently earthy aromas, toasted development; the palate again like the 97 and 8 - piercing, penetrating, powerful and incisive. Good length and persistence. Again that gritty astringency. Very good, too
Drink: 2016 to 2023
87 Points James Halliday
Full red-purple; intense dark fruit aromas lead into a powerfully flavoured palate, curiously short on structure, resulting in a slightly hollow mouthfeel. That said, the flavour is good. Drink to 2008.
Source: James Halliday. September, 2001
The Barossa is one of the oldest wine growing regions in Australia. In 1843 Christian Auricht planted rows of Shiraz vines. Today a few acres of this wonderful old dry grown vineyard flourishes on the flats near the North Para River at Langmeil village. The grapes continue to be dry grown and, with hand pruning and hand picking, they provide a wine with rich and unique qualities and are the source for Langmeil Winery's single vineyard Shiraz. This rare wine commemorates the pioneering spirit of the first settlers and their willingness to endure so much hardship for the right to keep their faith; it has been named The Freedom.
Source: Langmeil Winery