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Review: Metala – Black Label Original Plantings (2010)

Black Label Shiraz Original Plantings from Metala

The Wine Review:

 

Deep, dark crimson purple-red colour. Oak and damp roots dominate the nose with some anise and fruits coming through. Rich and full-bodied in taste. Lots of dark fruits and very plumy. Slight eucalyptus and a little jammy at the end. Well integrate tannins with tingling of acids. Wonderfully yummy as highlighted by a bottle quickly emptying.

Key Wine Descriptions:

Dense,Full-Bodied,Powerful Blackberry,Blueberry,Cassis,Jammy,Plumy Chocolate,Smooth

 

Notes from the winemaker:

The history of the Metala vineyard dates back to 1891 when founder George Formby planted 21 rows of Shiraz and 14 rows of Cabernet Sauvignon on his property on the banks of the Bremer River. Most of those original vines along with a further five acres of Shiraz planted in 1894, still bear fruit with the Shiraz forming the backbone of the extraordinary “Black Label” Metala Original Plantings.

Other Infomation

Wine Name
Black Label Shiraz Original Plantings

Varietal
Shiraz

Vintage
2010

Price
$ 42.97

Country

Appellation
Langhorne Creek

Winery

Winery Website

Scorecard
's Rating
Aroma & Bouquet
7.5
Taste & Length
8.8
Value
7.0
Scores

Date Tasted: 2015/04/11

*Note our scoring scale is slightly different than other wine reviewers. In short, anything above 7.0 is considered worthy of buying, but see here for more details.

8.15
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