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Brothers in Arms

2001 Brothers in Arms Shiraz

Now with some age this wine is showing beautiful structure and soft deep rich fruit complexity over tones of plum and blackberry, with subtle cocoa and vanilla oakiness. The palate is rich, round and mouth filling with soft sweet flavours that balance the silky, round tannins. Great drinking now, but will cellar for at least another 8+ years.

Gold Medal

2004 Royal Queensland Wine Show

Silver 'top 50'

2005 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge

Silver Medal

2005 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

2003 Royal Perth Wine Show

91 Parker points

The Wine Advocate 2003

 

 

This is a very good example of style. A lovely balanced, fruity palate; generous but supple with soft ripe tannins... Good weight overall.
4 ½ stars
WineState, July/August 2003

This hearty South Australian Shiraz combines sweet berries, spices and coconutty oak in a ripe mouth–coating wine of good mouth feel and length with tannins in good balance.
Cuisine Magazine NZ, Issue 11, July 2005

Vineyard: Metala Vineyards, Langhorne Creek, SA
Variety: Shiraz 100%
Harvest date: 11 March - 13 April 2001
Bottling date: 9 September 2002
Sourced from: 100% single estate, 12 individual plantings
Baumé at harvest: 13.5 - 14.5
Alcohol: 14.5% v/v
Titratable acidity: 6.4g/l
pH: 3.56
Oak Maturation: 15 months in 50% new oak, 50% in 1-4 year old French/American barriques
Release Date: 1 August 2003
Closure: Cork

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