Langmeil The Freedom 1843 Barossa Shiraz

From vines thought to be 169 years of age (and if they are, they represent one of the oldest vineyards in the Barossa Valley and indeed the world), this is a great vintage for The Freedom. Layered complexity of exotic spice envelops luscious blueberry, plum and cherry fruit, with the inimitable supple, harmonious tannin structure that only grand old vines can deliver, at once soft and silky and at the same time confident and commanding. This holds the finish in graceful yet well-poised stead, upholding beautiful fruit line with grand persistence. $96 at Discount Wines.