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"Instantly appealing & delectably drinkable" Wine Orbit

Dense, plush palate with a swathe of mixed berries & spice

Beautiful with braised beef cheeks on a cold winter night

Black Barrel Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2020 (Australia)

Member rating / 35
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $101.94 6 Btls, $88.64
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points
Black Barrel Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2020 (Australia)

Black Barrel Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2020 (Australia)

Member rating / 35
Sourced from established, low-yielding and dry-grown vineyards in Langhorne Creek vineyards managed by Jim Zerella...
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $101.94 6 Btls, $88.64


Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2021


  • American oak
  • Dark berries
  • Cedarwood spice
  • Supple mouthfeel

"It's splendidly ripe and inviting on the nose with blackberry, vanilla, olive and cedar characters, followed by a generously weighted palate offering ripe fruit intensity together with silky mouthfeel, making it instantly appealing and delectably drinkable. At its best: now to 2028" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2021

Deep red colour with aromatic notes of dark berries and blackcurrants framed by captivating cedarwood spice. The palate is dense and plush with a swathe of mixed berries and spice complemented by a supple, slippery mouthfeel. Subtle oak imparts a fine toast on the finish. A great tasting South Australian wine packed full of flavour that is ready to drink now or will cellar for up to 5 years

Black Barrel is Nicholas Crampton and Jim Zerella’s take on proudly traditional, full bodied wines with barrel aged complexity using the classic combination of old-vine vineyards, traditional open fermenters and partial maturation in high toast “black barrels”. Sourced from established, low-yielding and dry-grown vineyards in Langhorne Creek vineyards managed by Jim Zerella.

2020 had its challenges with a dry start and only a small portion of rain and with much of the country suffering drought conditions. The warm dry spell continued in December with some extreme hot temperature days recorded. It was a late ripening year and yields were down but despite the challenges it was another excellent vintage across South Australia.

The fruit is hand-harvested and vineyard sorted before de-stemming and a traditional vinification in small two and three tonne open fermenters with regular hand plunging before partial maturation in three hundred litre, high toast American oak “black barrels” for six months.




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User comments (18)

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Full-bodied and smooth Shiraz with a hint of eucalyptus.

Fred - 07/12/2021

Very full flavoured and very drinkable! Great at this price.

Kelli - 10/10/2021

Stunning drop

Grant - 08/10/2021

Not tried yet but sure it'll be a goodie

Hilary - 08/09/2021

Great value and drinking

Hugh - 06/09/2021

really Nice Shiraz and at a great price!

Colin - 06/09/2021

Lovely depth of flavour, excellent value for price. Worth sipping & savouring. (Did trigger sinus/ hay fever reaction - but still enjoyed it!)

Diana - 31/08/2021

Good big Aussie red

George - 19/08/2021

very nice wine

david - 21/04/2022

A very smooth Shiraz, delicious!

Bridget - 08/03/2022

Great smell, great taste - Great wine

Graham - 20/02/2022

Good value

Brian - 25/01/2022

Big flavours, easy drinking. I'm back for more.

James - 09/10/2021

Very enjoyable, will purchase again.

Stephen - 05/09/2021

Good value.

Don - 30/08/2021

Great value for money and easily drinkable

Gavin - 15/08/2021

Value for money

Grant - 07/01/2022

A bit too much of a sharp aftertaste for my liking, may improve with cellaring.

Mike - 11/10/2021


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