2007 No.6 Shiraz Cabernet
Black currants with earth and spice on the nose. Dark plum jam and roasted spices. Complex characters coming through with age, tobacco and cedary oak.
Great structure and balance on the palate. Upfront dark fruits are matched with grainy tannins and a fresh acidity leaving a lingering finish. Typical Langhorne Creek eucalyptol/mint is evident throughout.
This wine tastes much younger than it is! It’s an old school claret style but really showing some lovely complexity.
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, 2015
Korea Wine Challenge 2014
Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012
Vineyard: Metala Vineyards, Langhorne Creek, SA
Variety: Shiraz 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
Harvest date: 27 Frebruary - 29 March 2007
Bottling date: 26 February 2010
Sourced from: 100% single estate, 8 individual plantings
Baumé at harvest: 14.2 - 15.1
Alcohol: 15.5% v/v
Titratable acidity: 6.8 g/l
Oak Maturation: 20 months in 2-3 year old French oak barriques
Release date: 1 June 2010 – Currently available