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Wine of the Week: 2009 Langmeil Barossa 'Three Gardens'

December 29, 2011|By S. Irene Virbila | Los Angeles Times
  • 2009 Langmeil Barossa "Three Gardens"
2009 Langmeil Barossa "Three Gardens" (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles…)

It's the time of year for rich, full-bodied reds, and this week that would be the Langmeil Barossa "Three Gardens." A blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Grenache, the 2009 has an understated elegance and a beautiful, silky texture. The fruit is bright with a touch of sweet spice and smooth tannins.

Bring it to a holiday dinner party or give some lucky red wine lover a bottle as a gift. At about $18, it's a bargain.

Drink it with prime rib, braised lamb shanks, roasts and stews.

irene.virbila@latimes.com

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Region: Barossa, Australia

Price: About $18

Style: Rich and full-bodied

What it goes with: Braised lamb shank, prime rib, roasts and stews

Where to find it: K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, http://www.klwines.com; Wally's Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606, http://www.wallywine.com; and Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, http://www.winex.com.

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