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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Langmeil 'The Resurrection' Mataro 2010

"I am the resurrection and I am the light"
~ The Stone Roses, I Am The Resurrection 

From vines just reaching puberty, 10-15 years old and from Keyneton and Williamstown - the Barossa's Southern end.  

Didn't get much fruit from this dark, sullen beast.  Initially woody, earthy - a hint of cigar even.  More about the savoury.  The palate showed more dark, almost christmas cake and Jamaican ginger spice elements. Clean and smooth, the spice envelopes the palate, reaching a peak it held and sustained.  

Yet it didn't move on from there, I personally would have liked a little more support by way of fruit.  I preferred it on day one, by day two and three it became a little one dimensional, monosyllabic in its construct.

That said, on day one it was in a groove.  The finish was defined by the black natured spice, yet at its conclusion the wine was punctuated by a little violet-tinged, herbal twist.  A nice twist indeed. 88 - Good

Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 15.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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