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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Langmeil Three Gardens GSM 2009
Langmeil Three Gardens GSM 2009
(search item no. 108760)
screw cap wine
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $19.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Light to medium depth crimson in color with purple hues. Bright and fresh summer berries jump out of the glass with hints of vanilla and sweet spice. Luscious, juicy, sweet fruit flows onto the palate with a soft and fine tannin structure. This fruit driven wine is balanced with lovely hints of briary and sweet spice which continue through the long finish.
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About Langmeil:

The land on which Langmeil Winery now stands was purchased by a 36 year old German blacksmith, Christian Auricht. He and his family arrived in South Australia in 1838 after emigrating from eastern-central Europe (Silesia) to escape religious persecution.

Christian planted his first acre of vines on the estate. The variety was Shiraz and the vines are still producing fruit today. Auricht's old vineyard is the source of Langmeil Winery's single vineyard Shiraz. This rare wine commemorates the pioneering spirit of the first settlers and, because of their willingness to endure so much hardship for the right to keep their faith, it has been named The Freedom 1843 Shiraz. The vineyard is believed to be one of the oldest known surviving Shiraz vineyards in the world (pictured here).

The property was purchased in 1996 by three local mates whose families have lived in the Barossa Valley for several generations: Richard Lindner, Carl Lindner and Chris Bitter. They restored the remaining old buildings and the village well and beautified the gardens. As a tribute to the early pioneers, the new owners refurbished the old winery and named it Langmeil, after the original village.

Langmeil's award winning premium range is internationally recognized and has contributed towards the winery being regarded as one of the top premium wine producers in Australia