Langmeil's 2015 Orphan Bank Shiraz may be the best version of this wine I can recall tasting. It's prototypical Barossa Shiraz in all of its oak-laden, fruit-laced, supple-tannin glory. Vanilla and cedar frame blueberry and boysenberry fruit, while the wine is full-bodied without being heavy, with a lush, creamy mouthfeel and a long, velvety finish. Bravo.
94 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)
The Lindner family of Langmeil set about to save a small parcel of 300 vines in Tanunda, planted in 1840. Rather than leave them to be bulldozed, they moved them to their property on the North Para River; 2008 was the first vintage in their new home. Seven years on, those vines produced a firm, red-fruited shiraz with aromatic tension that keeps layering different scents, from sage and eucalyptus to black-olive tapenade. Impressively long, even as it sustains a tight line of flavor.
93 points, Wine & Spirits (Feb 2018)
Some deep earthy aromas, as well as sweet-spiced oak and a layer of dark mulberries and plums. The palate is supple with a dollop of fleshy red fruit in the mid-palate, as well as long and fluid tannins. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
92 points, James Suckling (Aug 2018)