Brothers in Arms

2018 Brothers in Arms Shiraz

Hand harvested between the 21st and the 29th of March 2018 from the Metala 1891 Original Plantings and the 1893 Cellar Block.
Destemmed only then batches were given 10 & 12 days maceration.
Gentle egg fining, minimal filtration.


Gold Medal 93/100   2020 London Wine Competition, UK

Silver Medal 94/100   2021 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion

Silver Medal 93/100   2020 Decanter World Wine Awards, UK

Silver Medal 91/100   2020 International Wine Challenge, UK

Silver Medal 90/100   The Real Review, May 2021

Bronze Medal   2020 Japan Wine Challenge

Bronze Medal   2020 Great Shiraz Challenge





From 2 separate Metala Vineyard plantings, both pre-1900. 15 months barrel ageing in 30% new French and 10% new American oak. Rich plum and ripe blackberry vibes to start, oak ageing providing obvious foundations but not dominating. This fruit has to be some kind of powerful. Full bodied to the max, thick with all the elements entwined. Traditional shiraz swooning seems like the necessary response - Tony Love, 2021 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion


Cedar, spice, plums and licorice on the nose. The flavours are rich, dark and juicy, there's plums, mulberries and spice and a little kick of menthol. Decent tannic grip and texture, generously flavoured and easy-drinking 01 MAY 2021 - Aaron Brasher, The Real Review

Vineyard: Metala Vineyards, Langhorne Creek, SA
Variety: Shiraz 100%
Harvest date: 21 March - 29 March 2018
Bottling date: 17 July 2019
Sourced from: 100% single estate, 2 blocks
Baumé at harvest: 14.6 - 15.2 baumé 
Alcohol: 14.7% alc/vol 
Titratable acidity: 6.4g/L
pH: 3.61
Oak Maturation: 15 months barrel ageing. 30% new French (Puncheons and barriques), 10% New American (hogsheads)
Release Date: April 2021
Closure: Screw cap

Bottle (1x750ml bottle): $45.00
Small Case (6x750ml bottles): $256.00
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