2006 No.6 Shiraz (Sold out)
Deep dark red/plum in colour. Gentle black pepper and spice support lifted redcurrant and raspberry aromas along with subtle darker fruits such as blackcurrant and plums, with a hint of mint. Medium bodied in structure, the palate displays a balance of regional sweet red fruits, pepper/spice and plush, soft tannins that result in great length and complexity for enjoyment over the next 5+ years.
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, 2015
2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition - UK
2008 New Zealand International Wine Show
2008 Cowra Wine Show
2008 Decanter World Wine Awards - UK
2008 International Wine Challenge - UK
Seal of Approval
Korea Wine Challenge 2009
Top Aussie Red..... A rich chocolaty shiraz from a good year in the warm generous Langhorne Creek region. Aromas of herbs and spices, a hint of mint and a liberal infusion of oak. Deep and smooth in the mouth, with a robust flavour and satisfying density. Now to eight years.
Huon Hook, Sydney Morning Herald, April 2010
Rich, warm aromas of pepper and spice with aniseed and chocolate mint flavours on an intense mid-weight palate with good savoury tannins firming up the finish.
Graeme Phillips, Hobart Mercury, October 2008
The distinctive No.6 mark represents the Shiraz dimension of Brothers in Arms, whose wines are estate grown and made to showcase the historic Metala Vineyards of Langhorne Creek of which Guy Adams is the 5th generation owner. The No.6 name recognises the 6th generation of the family to live on the Metala property - Guy and Liz Adams' children. The No.6 Shiraz exemplifies balanced regional sweet red fruits and berries, pepper, spice and plush, soft tannins.
Wine 100, May 2009
Rich and saucy with cherry/ blackcurrant and a choc mint/ aniseed overlay - all very nice. The saucy theme continues with BBQ and pepper over juicy berry fruit flavours. The tannins are fine grained and chocolaty, the balance and drinkability very high with the oak low and folded neatly into the wine. It's a really good one to just get stuck into and enjoy!
Winefront, January 2009
Vineyard: Metala Vineyards, Langhorne Creek, SA
Variety: Shiraz 100%
Harvest date: 5 March - 14 March 2006
Bottling date: 5 January 2008
Sourced from: 100% single estate, 3 individual plantings
Baumé at harvest: 14.2 - 14.8
Titratable acidity: 6.3 g/l
Oak Maturation: 10% new and balance in 1 to 4 year old French oak
Release date: 1 July 2008