Langhorne Creek Icon Shiraz 2019
$15.00eachCustom Label Designer
About The Wine
This Langhorne Icon Creek Shiraz 2019 is full-bodied wine with intense fruit flavours of fresh blackberry and mulberry accompanied by rich black pepper and vanilla spice. Smooth tannins and balanced acid give this wine great structure across the palate with hints of coconut and toasted oak. Fresh blueberry and blackberry fruits offer generous length to the wine.
Comments From Wine Buyer Steve
I have been looking for a good Shiraz from Langhorne Creek for a long time now and I have finally got my hands on this one. Its rich and full showing great length on the palate. Langhorne Creek is only getting better and better at producing a cracking Shiraz. I think they are now up there with Heathcote in Victoria and McLaren Vale. This Shiraz is great value at $15.00 per bottle
My Score 93/100 WACC Gold Medal.
What is Shiraz
The French and Americans call it Syrah, we call it Shiraz. A versatile variety and well suited to a range of climates and can be found in most of the grape growing regions of Australia.
In hot climates (such as the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale of South Australia), Shiraz is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of liquorice, anise and earthy leather. In many regions, the acidity and tannin levels of Shiraz allows the wines produced from the grape to have favourable aging potential.
About The Producer
The producer is one of Australia’s largest wine producers. They are rated a perfect 5 Red Stars by James Halliday in his 2019 Wine Companion and produce wines throughout Australia under many different brands. They are also producers of many of Australia’s iconic wine brands.
About The Wine and Icon:
The Iconic figure we have chosen for this beautiful Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2019 was Australia’s ultimate rock and roller. He was the front man of a band that is now one of the biggest rock bands in music history. Their name sits comfortably amongst other such rock royalty including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Queen.
The band and this Iconic front man cut their teeth in the crowded beer barns of Australia in the 70’s. They did the hard yards of pub rock covered in blood, sweat and beer to produce a unique guitar driven sound with unique but simple guitar riffs and guttural screams attached to lyric’s so easily penned by this Iconic urban poet. He was a wild man and lived live to the full; he took all his passions and vices to the limit which ultimately led to his untimely death just as the band was becoming an international success. As they say only the good die young!
It was an easy to fit to match the Langhorne Creek Icon Shiraz 2019 with this iconic singer. He had a strong connection with South Australia throughout the early 1970’s. He lived in the Adelaide Hills in a share house and was known to be very fond of the big red wines from the SA wine regions. It was his time in South Australia that gave him his love and appreciation of South Australian red wines in particular.
He would have loved this Shiraz as just like him it is balsy, in your face smooth and cheeky. The fruit flavours don’t dominate; they just sit back and let you enjoy the smooth tannins and elegant finish. Just like our Icon you can sit back and enjoy his simple but elegant explanations of life in his lyrics. No strings attached to either this wine or the Icon.
We have been left with his undeniable mark on one of the world’s greatest bands and his magnificent street poet lyrics and songs that have stood the test of time. Sit back with his music blasting out of the speakers and enjoy both the music and this Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2019.
About the region
Regarded as one of the best-kept secrets in Australian Viticulture, Langhorne Creek is one of Australia’s oldest and most significant wine regions. The area was founded on the broad flood plain influenced by the local Bremer and Angas Rivers and dominated by magnificent River Red Gums.
The wine region has a proud history of family owned and run vineyards and wineries with the oldest existing vine plantings being 113 year old Shiraz on the historic Metala property. These vines still produce premium wine grapes for Metala Black Label wines and their own label Brothers in Arms.
The region originally supported quite a small yet prosperous wine industry alongside other agricultural ventures such as dairy, cereal, Lucerne, fruit (including currants and sultanas), almonds, beef and wool. The total area planted to vines stabilized at approximately 440 hectares in the early 1990s until the secret was discovered. The region has since experienced vast growth in viticulture and now boasts almost 6000 hectares of vineyards supplying the Australian wine industry with consistent premium quality fruit and Langhorne Creek branded wines.