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Langmeil Jackaman's Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 £41.16
Langmeil Jackaman's Cabernet 2012
Jackaman’s vineyard is Langmeil’s finest and rarest Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in the 1960s during the Cabernet revolution in the Barossa. This vineyard was lovingly tended by the colourful Barossan Arthur Jackaman, a World War II paratrooper, boxer and butcher who in retirement passed his small plot into Langmeil’s care. The Lindner family of Langmeil Winery has been immersed in the Barossa’s culture of farming, food, wine and community for six generations. Their commitment to quality in all aspects is unwavering and any wine that bears the Langmeil name represents the family’s pursuit of excellence in wine and community. Cabernet Sauvignon’s increased dramatically in the 1950s and 60s bringing with it a new vision and direction for the Barossa. From its proud fortified wine heritage, Cabernet Sauvignon helped inspire the Barossa’s future as a premium dry red region. .
Langmeil Winery embodies the ideals inspired by the refinement of knowledge shared from generations of Barossan’s – real people making real wine. Family owned and operated, the Lindner family is dedicated to producing wines from the varieties that have proven their qualitative attributes for generations.
Great winter rains in 2011 saw vines flourish leading into the season ahead. A reasonably mild summer with only a couple of heat spikes meant vintage kicked off to a normal start in the third week of February. Early ripening Shiraz parcels, early picked Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon for Bella Rouge showed the true potential of the vintage. A timely rain at the end of February brought with it a very mild and dry autumn, with lovely cool nights and a more gentle pace for ripening which allowed vintage to run smoothly, ending mid-April with beautifully ripened Eden Valley Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mataro. Overall, quality excelled with all varieties, making classification difficult yet exemplary. Just the way I like it. I’m excited!
Colour: Deep crimson. Aroma: Lifted blackcurrants and blueberry aroma entwine with Cedary French oak, minty hints and savoury notes. Palate: Bright, juicy, blue and red fruits flow onto the palate which is medium to full bodied. Briary spice adds to the complexity and the sweet fruit is well balanced with fine, silky tannins which lengthen the fruitful and velvety finish. Cellaring: 2014 – 2029
Paul Lindner, Chief Winemaker