Langmeil Winery’s The Freedom 1843 Shiraz was elevated to Outstanding in Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine VII. The wine encapsulates contemporary Barossa style. Based on low-yielding ancestor vines planted in 1843, the wine references the past by harnessing heritage with traditional winemaking practices. The wine owes its name to the one-acre patch of vines planted by Langmeil Winery’s first settler, Christian Auricht, who came to South Australia seeking freedom from religious persecution in his native Prussia. Aged in new (60–80 percent) and seasoned French oak hogsheads, this expressive Barossa wine is typified by blackberry and mocha aromas, a lovely core of pure fruit and chocolatey tannins.