Rich Ripe and Full of Body
Langdorf Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
I despair at how wine commentators want to create pigeon holes for varieties and wine styles and then rate some up and others down.
With Cabernet the swing for the last 30 years has been to place Cabernet in a maritime or cool climate box and proclaim these wines taste the best while some go further to suggest warmer styles are fat and broad.
I like the warmer styles just as much and find the full, ripe, warm flavours of Barossa Cabernet most appealing so much so that we have increased our make of this variety.
The best way to understand wines is to see the tastes of all varieties as a continuum from vines grown in a very hot climate to a very cold climate.
Cabernet dates back to the 1880s in the Barossa Valley and were perhaps bottled as such in the 1940s and did appear in the 1950s though have never gained the popularity they deserve.
This Langdorf is an outstanding example from the wine making team of Parker and Liebelt.