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Metala The Legacy 1891 Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Special Price $32.00 Regular Price $45.00
An incredibly rich and vibrant nose laden with black cherries, violets blackcurrants, herbs and cedar leads to a palate pleasingly awash with the same. Texture, length, intensity and the fine-grained finish are all exceptional.
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Metala The Legacy 1891 Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Specs
Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2021
Winery
Winemaker
Jim Urlwin
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2036
Bling
95pts Kim Brebach, 94pts Sam Kim
Alcohol %
14.5
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
What started out as a small vineyard planted back in 1891 is now regarded as one of Australia’s true legacy vineyards. William Harper Formby purchased the original land now known as Metala in 1882 and he and his son Arthur planted the first vines in 1891. Fourteen rows of Cabernet Sauvignon and twenty-one rows of Shiraz grapes were planted with a further two hectares were planted in 1894. These two plantings combined, still produce on average, over two tonnes of extremely high-quality fruit per acre per vintage. The fifth and sixth generations, led by Guy and Liz Adams are the current custodians.
Langhorne Creek, SA

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Langhorne Creek, SA

Around 50km southeast of Adelaide, and just north of Lake Alexandrina, Langhorne Creek is ...
Around 50km southeast of Adelaide, and just north of Lake Alexandrina, Langhorne Creek is one of the oldest vineyard regions in South Australia. With vines first planted in 1860's, it is predominately a producer of full-bodied reds. Cabernet sauvignon and shiraz do well in the cool climate, and benefit from the unique soils along the riverbanks. The climate is often cool, with southerly winds coming in from the ocean and blowing straight across Lake Alexandrina. Like most South Australian regions, the heat will kick in when the wind comes down from the north in summer, but there are intermittent and not as constant as they are up north in the Barossa ... Read Full Article
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

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#html-body [data-pb-style=LFP7B1H]{justify-content:flex-start;display:flex;flex-direction:column;background-position:left top;background-size:cover;background-repeat:no-repeat;background-attachment:scroll;border-style:none;border-width:1px;border-radius:0;margin:0 0 10px;padding:10px}#html-body [data-pb-style=IB9DXJ0]{border-style:none;border-width:1px;border-radius:0;margin:0;padding:0}Cabernet Sauvignon is unmistakably one of the world's most recognised red wine varieties. It is produced in most major wine growing regions across the world, from the banks of the Gironde in France to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, to the valleys of California where it overtoo ... Read Full Article
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Langhorne Creek, SA
Langhorne Creek, SA

Around 50km southeast of Adelaide, and just north of Lake Alexandrina, Langhorne Creek is one of the oldest vineyard regions in South Australia. With vines first planted in 1860's, it is predominately a producer of full-bodied reds. Cabernet sauvignon and shiraz do well in the cool climate, and benefit from the unique soils along the riverbanks.

The climate is often cool, with southerly winds coming in from the ocean and blowing straight across Lake Alexandrina. Like most South Australian regions, the heat will kick in when the wind comes down from the north in summer, but there are intermittent and not as constant as they are up north in the Barossa. Soils are deep, sandy loams, regularly flooded in winter by diverting the nearby Bremer River into the vineyards. This all adds up to vigorous vines with generous canopies,

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Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is unmistakably one of the world's most recognised red wine varieties. It is produced in most major wine growing regions across the world, from the banks of the Gironde in France to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, to the valleys of California where it overtook the Zinfandel variety on it's rise to glory. Since the late 1800s Australia has definitely proven itself in the world of the humble 'Cab Sauv'. Speaking locally, I turn the page on my desk copy of Halliday's 'Wine Atlas of Australia & New Zealand', to read: 'Whichever yardstick one adopts, Coonawarra produces most of Australia's great Cabernet Sauvignon.'

Proud Parents

Cabernet Sauvignon was born in the 17th century in an accidental parenting mix-up and is the spawn of a Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc entanglement which occurred in south western France. (Which reminds of a joke where a Chihuahua and a Pug walked out a bar one day..) Immediately its popularity amongst winemakers increased as its
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