Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
A big favourite of Shiraz Cabernet enthusiasts in markets Australia and overseas, from fruit grown to eight individual plantings on the historic Metala Vineyard, by fifth generation Langhorne Creek vignerons Tom and Guy Adams. A component of Metala Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has been added to the backbone of Metala Shiraz, achieving an august Aussie Claret style that has won massive international acclaim and can scarce keep up with demand. Alluringly fragrant with regional licorice mint aromas, brimming with layers of soft, dark fleshy fruit.
Metala has been Adams family property since the 1850s, it is also name of the historic brand which has always been made entirely from Adams family fruit. In 1998 Tom and Guy Adams took a small amount of grapes and vinified them into 500 cases of Shiraz at the nearby Lake Breeze wineworks. It was so good that a leading distributor from California, who was looking for high quality Australian Shiraz, wouldn't take no for an answer. He anticipated there was going to be a big market for Metala in America. Parcels of Metala grown Cabernet and Shiraz are treated to a state of the art fermentation, followed by an extravagant eighteen months in a selection of seasoned French oak barriques.
Deep plum red colour, crimson hues. Aromas of gentle black pepper and lifted spice, hints of leather and mint are entwined with plum and dark red fruits. Juicy, sweet dark berry/ blackcurrant fruit flavours, supported by plush, soft tannins, laying down a palate of considerable richness and length. Full bodied yet refined, fashioned to the timeless styling which has brought Langhorne Creek wines to the world.