Brothers in Arms

1998 Brothers in Arms Shiraz

This is a full-throttle, massive super concentrated Shiraz. There were only 570 cases of this wine that "modestly" tips the scales at 16% alcohol. The wine shows a dense purple colour and a gorgeous nose of blue and blackberries intermixed with some cherry liqueur. Full-bodied, opulent with plenty of spice, creosote, pepper and subtle wood, this wine is impressive, concentrated and already delicious. Still drinking sensationally!!

92 Parker points
The Wine Advocate 2001

Dark almost black in colour, a muscular wine packed with blackberry, black pepper and spice flavours, balanced with juicy acidity as the flavours roll on and on. Drink now through 2013.
90 points
Wine Spectator, USA 2002

This was the first wine ever released by Brothers in Arms. Predominantly sold in the US there are a few loyal Australian punters who found the 1998 Shiraz before it had all sailed away from our shores. Were you one of the lucky ones? Let us know....Cheers!
Liz Adams

Vineyard: Metala Vineyards, Langhorne Creek, SA
Variety: Shiraz 100%
Harvest date: 1 March - 3 April 1998
Bottling date: 12 December 1999
Sourced from: 100% single estate, 9 individual plantings
Baumé at harvest: 13.0 - 15.0
Alcohol: 16.0% v/v
Titratable acidity: 7.2 g/l
pH: 3.29
Oak Maturation: 17 months in 1-2 year old French/American barriques
Release date: 1 December 2000 – Cellar stock only
Closure: Cork