2008 Brothers in Arms Shiraz
Deep crimson in colour. Ripe plums, blackcurrants and pepper on the nose with characteristic Langhorne Creek eucalyptol and spice. Hints of leather with the elegance of a touch of age adds a nice complexity with subtle French oak pencil box characters.
A big generous palate of blackcurrant fruits and almost powdery tannins create a plush, velvety texture. Lingering acidity retains freshness, suggesting good ageing potential.
Serve with a massive chunk of meat, seared over the open flame and damn near raw in the middle. No salad! A grilled mushroom with thyme if you must. Decant for an hour before enjoying.
2011 Mundus Vini Germany
Vineyard: Metala Vineyards, Langhorne Creek, SA
Variety: Shiraz 100%
Harvest date: 4-6 March 2008
Bottling date: 8 December 2010
Sourced from: 100% single estate, 3 individual blocks
Baumé at harvest: 15.0-15.5 baumé
Titratable acidity: 6.2g/l
Oak Maturation: 24 months in 100% French oak barriques, 40% New with the balance 1 & 2 year old.
Release Date: 13 March 2015
Closure: Screw cap