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Metala The Legacy 1891 Shiraz 2021

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The original Langhorne Creek plantings of Shiraz from 1891 form the backbone and majority of this Metala Shiraz from the brilliant 2021 vintage. The fruit is rich, the flavours complex and long, showing off the vine age as chocolate, cherries, pepper, blueberries and more cavort long before being wrapped up in quality, cedary oak. As good as the previous vintage was, this is better.
Metala The Legacy 1891 Shiraz
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Wine Specs
Variety
Shiraz
Vintage
2021
Winery
Winemaker
Jim Urlwin
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2033
Bling
95pts Kim Brebach, 93pts 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 with a further two hectares 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

Region

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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Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

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#html-body [data-pb-style=DKO01KE]{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=UCPVO1B]{border-style:none;border-width:1px;border-radius:0;margin:0;padding:0}Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, ... Read Full Article
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Shiraz
Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle.

"Secondary" flavor and aroma notes are those associated with several things, generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast regimes).

History

It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the rest of Europe,

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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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