Thursday, September 12, 2013

Review: ***+ $$ Langmeil Three Gardens Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre, Barossa Valley, Australia, 2006 = GOOD VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Barossa is a region of Australia well-known for its shiraz.  Today, though, we will be sampling a nicely-aged GSM blend of shiraz, grenache and mourvedre from the region.

Original tasting and review, September, 2013 : This is Langmeil Three Gardens Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre, Barossa Valley, Australia, 2006, finished at 14.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep mellow magenta.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows soft and lightly mintly classic Aussie shiraz.  From the aroma, seems like this will be sweet, fresh and fun.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact much as anticipated, with even deeper tannins and acids.  Fruit is robed with a nice, well-tuned tannic note, not showing its nine years since vintage date.  But definitely time to drink up now.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for its longevity and liveliness.

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