The Brothers in Arms label was created by brothers Guy and Tom Adams to showcase the historic “Metala vineyards”, which the family has owned for five generations. It was the brothers’ great-greatgrandfather who purchased the “Metala” property 125 years ago and planted the first four acres of vines, two of Shirazand two of Cabernet Sauvignon, in 1891. Three years later a further four acres of Shiraz were planted. Since then the vineyard has grown substantially in size, but these original plantings continue to flourish and form the backbone for our Shiraz flagship wine.
The maritime growing conditions of Langhorne Creek in South Australia are ideal for producing great red wines of balance, structure and texture. This is unquestioningly red wine country and this wine aims to convey the essence of the estate and the region. To do so we deliberately bottle and hold it back for release as a four year old red wine with over two years bottle maturation.
The Brothers in Arms Shiraz encapsulates the very best Shiraz our vineyards are capable of.
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.
Vineyard: Metala Vineyards, Langhorne Creek, SA
Variety: Shiraz 100%
Harvest date: 15 March - 31 March 2007
Bottling date: 14 January 2009
Sourced from: 100% single estate, 3 individual plantings
Baumé at harvest: 14.2 - 15.8
Titratable acidity: 6.9g/l
Oak Maturation: 10% new and balance in 1 to 4 year old French oak
Release date: 15 September 2010– Currently Available
"Strong crimson-purple; a potent full-bodied wine with blackberry and prune aromas and flavours; fills the mouth with flavour, adding a hint of licorice and surrounding warmth. Now to 2015. 90/100." James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2011
Gold 2010 Mundis Vini Great International Wine Awards Germany
4 Stars Equal Top in Category 2010 Winestate Shiraz Challenge V
Bronze 2010 London International Wine & Spirit Competition