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2007 Arbiter Cabernet Shiraz

Displaying a deep purple colour, the dominant Cabernet Sauvignon shows strong varietal characteristics with spice, menthol and tobacco leaf aromas on the nose. The palate displays mouth filling dark ripe fruit and cigar box flavours which linger. The Shiraz fruit provides a hint of pepper and persistent length on the middle palate. Fine grained tannins will ensure this wine can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years.

 

 

 

 

 

Vineyard:   Metala Vineyards, Langhorne Creek, SA
Variety:   Cabernet Sauvignon 52%, Shiraz 48%
Harvest date:   9 - 30 March 2007 
Bottling date:   08 August 2016
Sourced from:   Single vineyard, 5 individual plantings
Baumé at harvest:  14.5-15 Baumé
Alcohol:   14.8% alc/vol 
Titratable acidity:   6.9 g/l
pH:   3.60
Closure:   Cork
Oak Maturation:   15 months in new French & American Barriques 

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