Side by Side, for six generations, my family have been the custodians of the ‘Metala’ vineyards since our first vine plantings in 1891, which still flourish today beside our more recent plantings. History and innovation working Side by Side to create our entirely estate grown and estate produced wines.
- SA - Langhorne Creek
- South Australia
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. Rating 93 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2014)
Sometimes you need a sweeter red, like Friday nights, and Sat. Well, Sunday would be okay, or Monday…fruit up. Max Crus - GRAPE EXPECTATIONS - 9.0 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
Winery Tasting Notes
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.
Best enjoyed over the next five to ten years.
Medals & Trophies
TOP 5 -World Malbec Day - Melbourne 2014
Commended - 2014 International Wine Challenge - London
Commended - 2014 Decanter Wine Awards - London