2010 Langmeil Three Gardens GSM (JH 91)
The old Barossa vigneron referred to his vineyard as his garden. Our Three Gardens in Tanunda, Lyndoch and Vine Vale are the source of this red blend. These Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache vines demonstrate perfectly the benefit of combining pedigree varieties, a traditional quality blend of the region.
Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache have provided inspiration for the Barossa since the 1840s. When blended together they are responsible for some of the great wines of the world and have stood the test of time with a proven pedigree over the past 200 years. Maturation in seasoned oak for twelve months ensures we don’t overpower the fruit and spice, retaining the finesse.
The 2010/2011 season presented various challenges primarily related to the La Nina weather pattern that Eastern and South-eastern Australia experienced through the recent summer and autumn seasons. Fortunately, better spray technology, 100% hand picking and understanding of diseases enabled all to avoid major disaster. The growing season was wetter than average and summer saw well above average rainfall and much cooler temperatures slowing the rate of ripening and delaying harvest. The cool summer and autumn did however produce very interesting wines showing finesse and elegance, with Shiraz and Mataro offering more pepper and spice than usual and Cabernet Sauvignon displaying excellent varietal character.
Colour: Medium depth crimson.
Aroma: Lifted, fresh and bright fruit leaps out of the glass with dark cherries, Turkish delight and white pepper dominating the aroma.
Palate: The bright and juicy fruit coats the palate and is well balanced with peppery and sweet spice. Medium bodied in structure with great complexity and lovely silky tannins which flow through the lengthy and savoury finish - Langmeil Winery