Formby & Adams

2006 Cutting Edge Cabernet Shiraz

Deep purple in colour this wine shows attractive savoury biscuit, vanilla and spice aromas with a menthol uplift on the nose. The palate shows huge berry fruit, pepper and cedar spice with a touch of rhubarb. The persistent length and fine grained juicy tannins ensure this is a wine to be enjoyed over the next 5–7 years.


Bronze Medals
Wine & Spirits Asia April 2008
London International Wine & Spirit Competition 2008
Cowra Wine Show 2008
Hobart Wine Show 2007

London International Wine Competition 2008

A good winery, a strong wine region, two varieties that get along famously......why wouldn't it be good? This is made by Brothers in Arms in Langhorne Creek, a region renowned for full-flavoured, supple reds. It is a 70%-30% blend and has loads of dark fruit - blackberry, dark plum and dark chocolate, yet it has that hallmark approachability of Langhorne Creek wines. Good drinking. 
Rick Allen
Paramatta Advertiser, April 2010

Cutting edge? More a classic Langhorne Creek rendition of the rockabilly Aussie cabernet-shiraz blend (85%/15%): earthy regional dark fruits, some fresh leaves and mint. Supple and smooth entry, dark fruit flavours, chocolate and earthy complexity, it lays up for the finish with fine savoury/tarry tannin.
90 Points
Nick Stock
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009

This impressive version of the traditional Aussie blend of cabernet and shiraz features plenty of red and black berry fruit with traces of cedar, pepper and sweet spice. Drinking a treat right now...
Paddy Kendler
Herald Sun June 2008

The Cutting Edge is 86% Cabernet and 14% Shiraz, deep red with purplish tints, spicy aromas and ripe berry fruits on the palate leading to fine grained tannins. Now or within five years.
Ross Noble
Mt. Barker Courier 28 May 2008

Attractively sweet, juicy red and black fruits, with nuances of spice and licorice plus ripe tannins, good line and length.
James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion 2009

Vineyard: Metala Vineyards, Langhorne Creek, SA
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 85% Shiraz 15%
Harvest date: 7 March - 8 April 2006
Bottling date: 21 September 2007
Sourced from: 100% single estate, 3 individual plantings
Baumé at harvest: 13.5 - 15.5
Alcohol: 14.5%/v
Tritratable acidity: 6.0g/l
pH: 3.6
Oak: 15 months in 1-4 year old French/American oak barriques
Release date: 1 March 2008 Available currently
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