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Side by Side

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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Gold Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014

Top 5 

World Malbec Day - Melbourne 2014

93 Points

James Halliday 2015 Wine Companion

93 Points

Tony Keys, The Keys report September 2014

90 Points

Huon Hooke October 2014

Commended

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
pH: 3.55
O
ak Maturation: 18 months in seasoned French oak barriques 
Closure: Screw cap

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