2012 Side by Side Malbec
Inky violet in colour, this Malbec is bursting with lifted floral aromas of rose petals and violets. A concentrated palate of Satsuma plums and cassis fruits. Fruit driven yet supported with hints of integrated French oak and plush tannins.Made for food, Malbec calls for strong meats, chargrilled and best enjoyed over the next five to ten years.
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China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014
World Malbec Day - Melbourne 2014
James Halliday 2015 Wine Companion
Tony Keys, The Keys report September 2014
Huon Hooke October 2014
2014 International Wine Challenge - London
2014 Decanter Wine Awards - London
Still in the Adams family style but really good flavours that underlie the fleshly top notes and raise it to more enjoyable heights. 93 and top end of the price scale at $27 but worth trying
93 Points Tony Keys, The Keys Report September 2014
Bright crimson-purple; has authentic varietal character in abundance, that spiced confit plum amalgam, or plum jam without being jammy, if that makes it clearer; the soft tannins also carry the length well.
93 Points James Halliday 2015 Wine Companion
Sometimes you need a sweeter red, like Friday nights, and Sat. Well, Sunday would be okay, or Monday…fruit up.
Max Crus - Grape Expectations - 90 points May 2014
This 2012 Malbec is a beauty, reflecting why Malbec is grown more in Langhorne Creek than any other Australian wine region. Fruit for this one came off vines planted 12 years ago, the resultant wine a lovely floral and fragrant style, and which, as Liz says, is simply made for foods, chargrilled meats being particularly suited to it.
David Ellis www.vitinews.com
Vineyard: Metala Vineyards, Langhorne Creek
Varieties: Malbec 100%
Harvest date: 21 March 2012
Bottling date: 13 February 2014
Sourced from: 100% single estate, 1 individual planting
Baumé at harvest: 14.5
Alcohol: 14.5% v/v
Titratable acidity: 6.5g/l
Oak Maturation: 18 months in seasoned French oak barriques
Closure: Screw cap