2012 Semper Fidelis Shiraz
Deep and rich red with a bright hue, this wine reflects complex aromas of dark fruits such as ripe blood plums and cassis, menthol and star anise. It is earthy and spicy.
A seamless marriage of the 1891 Ancestor Shiraz vines and the elegance of French oak puncheons has helped create this unique and alluring wine.
While spicy on the palate there are fascinating hints of redwood, peppercorn and mint which build to a lengthy finish with lingering flavours on the back palate.
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, 2015
Robert Parker Wine Advocate, 2104
Australian Wine Vintages - Rob Geddes MW
Trophy / Gold Medal
International Wine Challenge UK, 2014
Vineyard: Metala Vineyards, Langhorne Creek
Harvest date: 22nd March 20123
Bottling date: 3 April 2012
Sourced from: Metala 1891 Ancestor Vines
Baumé at harvest: 14.6
Titratable acidity: 6.3g/l
Oak Maturation: 24 months in new French oak 500 litre puncheons
Release Date: 1 May 2018