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1 - 12 of 13 Wines By Brothers In Arms
Brothers in Arms Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Langhorne Creek
Available in cartons of six
The Adams brothers carry the distinction of farming the oldest family owned Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the world. Planted to fourteen rows of Cabernet in 1891 by estate patriarch Arthur Formby, the distinguished Metala property yields some of the most highly sought fruit in the nation. The original plantings remain productive, forming the backbone of fruit for Brothers In Arms. Defined by its redolent cassis, dark bramble and mulberry leaf characters, eighteen months maturation in the finest French oak barriques achieves a seamless palate, the most elegant tannins and refined satin finish.
$4399each
$527DOZEN
EACH
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Brothers in Arms No.6 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
The historic Metala Vineyard has been Adams family property since the 1850s. Traditionally sold off to renowned national brands, it was not until the 1990s that Tom and Guy Adams began to send the pick of their harvest to the neighbouring Lake Breeze wineworks for bottling under their own estate label. Brothers In Arms has become one of Australia's most successful exports, recognized throughout the world of wine for its excellence and consistency. Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon is famous, Brothers In Arms add a measure of good Malbec to No.6 for aromaticness, balance and complexity.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Brothers In Arms No.6 Shiraz 2012
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
Number 6 is a reference to the sixth generation of Adams family to grow wine grapes on the historic Metala property at Langhorne Creek. Arthur Formby planted twenty one rows of Shiraz here in 1891 and a further 5½ acres in 1894, much of which is still producing outstanding quality fruit. The wines of Metala are legendary and represent many of Langhorne Creek's most memorable vintages. An intense but balanced Shiraz wine of delicious, gently spiced plum flavours and regional eucalypt minty notes, supported by fine, velvet tannins.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
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DOZEN
 
Deep dark red/ plum in colour. Gentle black pepper and spice support lifted red currant and raspberry aromas along with subtle darker fruits, blackcurrant, plums and notes of mint. Medium bodied in structure, the palate displays a balance of regional sweet red fruits, pepper/ spice and plush, soft tannins to achieve a wine of length and complexity.
Brothers in Arms No.6 Shiraz Cabernet 2014
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
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.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
 
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.
Brothers in Arms Shiraz 2005
Langhorne Creek
Available in cartons of six
Brothers In Arms are made from the finest Langhorne Creek fruit. The excellence of the brand came to the attention of connoisseurs around the world, Brothers In Arms were ultimately awarded the prestigious George Mackay Trophy for Australia's greatest export. Seamless and stylish, magnificently balanced, this exclusively estate grown effort is harvested off vines which are the progeny of twenty individual historical plantings on the distinguished Metala property at Langhorne Creek. The original Metala site is still producing outstanding wine from plantings which are well over a century old.
$4999each
$599DOZEN
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Brothers in Arms Shiraz 2010
Langhorne Creek
Available in cartons of six
The historic Metala Vineyard has been in family hands since since the 1850s. Closely managed by fifth generation viticulturalist Guy Adams, the heritage property is the source of fruit for the national icon Metala label. Adam's family has been growing grapes since 1891, he still keeps a close watch over his vineyard which is just two minutes down the road from home. The pick of Langhorne Creek Shiraz, off three elite estate blocks, is treated to a highly traditional vinification, followed by an extravagant two years repose in a selection of the very finest French oak.
$4399each
$527DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
 
Deep crimson colour. Distinct regional aromas of menthol, peppermint and mocha coffee, biscuity/ biscotti oak interwoven by blackberry and a touch of leather. Intense blackcurrant fruit and spice on the palate with super fine tannins which build with intensity before a long, mouth filling finish. Starts small and finishes big!
Formby Adams Cutting Edge
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
William Formby was among the early ardent pioneers of Langhorne Creek, he planted his first acreages of vine in 1891. Today his progeny still husband vines, the Adams of Langhorne Creek, are at the cutting edge of regional viticulture. Fruit is harvested from some of the most noble blocks on the Metala estate, to be fashioned into the enduring style of Aussie Cabernet Shiraz, a suitable match to roasts, stir frys or grills.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962 with the 1961 Metala Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet. The best fruit from the historic Metala property is now reserved for the estate's own Brothers in Arms and Formby/ Adams, as well as a number of well known labels and smaller boutique wineries such as Oddfellows and Killibinbin. Cutting Edge is a mostly Cabernet wine with a portion of Shiraz, grown and vinified to a mix of traditional and modern vineyard management and winemaking practices that produce the best possible wine from the famous Metal Vineyard. Matured for fifteen months in a combination of one to four year old French and American oak barrels.
 
Deep purple colour. Savoury biscuit, vanilla and spice aromas with menthol uplift. Huge berry fruit, pepper and cedar spice with a touch of rhubarb. A mouthfiling wine with superb textures, sublime integration and quenching mineral. The persistent length and fine grained, juicy tannins ensure this is a wine to be enjoyed with good food and fine company.
Formby Adams Floodgate Shiraz
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
$1999each
$237DOZEN
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Formby Adams Leading Horse Cabernet
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
In 1891 William Formby wielded his leading team of Clydesdale horses into action, planting the first two acres of Cabernet Sauvignon at Metala. Today his great, great grandson continues the family tradition. Guy Adams grows fruit for some of Australia's most esteemed labels. The pick of the crop however, from four individual plantings on the eminent Metala property, is held back for Formby & Adams, the Cabernet contingent from Brothers in Arms.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
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Although Metala was settled in the 1850s and is a fifth generation vineyard with a long and proud family history, it is the Brothers In Arms who made it what it is today. Guy Adams is very close to the land worked by his forefathers, he consistently leads the way through a mix of traditional and modern viticultural practices which enable him to extract yields of the finest fruit from his famous vineyard. Cabernet Sauvignon is treated to a traditional vinification followed by eighteen months maturation in a combination of seasoned French oak barriques. Leading Horse Cabernet is bottled without filtration and may form a crust, a decant is recommended.
 
Deep crimson colour with garnet hues. Intense aromas of blackberry, mulberry and dark cherry with hints of fennel and leather supported by spice and tar notes. A generous, structured palate exhibits blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, a touch of mint and an earthy texture. Chewy, textured tannins ensure a finish of balance and great length, Leading Horse drinks beautifully on release.
Formby Adams Old Well Shiraz Cabernet
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
$1999each
$237DOZEN
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Killibinbin Scaredy Cat Cabernet Shiraz
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
Simple, non intervention handling of the finest fruit is the Killibinbin approach. Roughly equal components Cabernet and Shiraz are sourced from the prestigious Metala vineyards. Langhorne Creek has won international renown for the quality of it's Cabernet Shiraz, in the enduring Aussie claret style. The extra time that Scaredy Cat has been afforded, ageing in a selection of fine oak barriques, has achieved a wine that's integrated and user friendly immediately upon release, the juicy upfront berry fruit is balanced by fresh acidity and soft, ripe tannins.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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Cabernet and Shiraz from the distinguished Metala Vineyard are collated after several pickings and taken on a drive to the wineworks for an old school, hands on vinification, the aim being to fashion an authentic red wine with soul. Grapes are placed into open top fermenters and treated to a regimen of manual pumpovers before gentle pressing. Parcels which can best demonstrate upfront juicy fruit character with a juicy texture and velvety soft tannins are assembled into the final wine. Scaredy Cat is matured eighteen months in a selection of one year old French and American oak barriques, a component remains unoaked to retain vital fresh fruit character, the finished wine is bottled after minimal filtration. Alcohol 14.5%
 
Deep crimson red colour. Black forest cake with dark chocolate truffles on the bouquet intertwined by nettle, brambles and cassis aromas over an underlying aniseed and wild berry complexity. Lovely, fragrant blackcurrant and cedar flavours, fine tannins support the fruit and provide great extension through to the back palate. A lasting finish of currant, licorice seeds and eucalypt. Match with grills and hearty vegetarian recipes.
Killibinbin Scream Shiraz
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
There are no secrets to the success of Brothers in Arms. Vines were established in 1891 and have been husbanded by the same family of growers ever since. Their connection with the land is strong and whatever they do, they do it well from the start. The winemaking itself is never hurried, the focus is always on quality rather than quantity. Killibinbin is Langhorne Creek Shiraz with attitude, it's bold and has a strong sense of self. An intensity of black fruit flavours are entwined with toasty graphite oak, over a sound structure of fine tannins and velvety mouthfeel.
$2699each
$323DOZEN
EACH
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A pure, single estate Shiraz from five individual plantings grown to the distinguished Metala property at Langhorne Creek. The quality of wines produced here are very much the result of dedication and a close connection to the land which goes back five generations. The winemakers live within the vineyard itself, just two minutes down the road from the winery. The estate's patriarch Arthur Formby established vines at Metala in 1891, encouraged to do so by his brother in law Ronald Martin of Stonyfell, where the wines are still made to this day. Killibinbin is treated to an extended maturation of twenty four months in a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak barriques. Alcohol 15.0%
 
Deep magenta/ crimson colour. Intense aromas from the darker fruit spectrum, prunes and plum, blackcurrant sitting alongside licorice and tar, fennel and pepper. Mouthfilling juicy purple fruits explode in the mouth, well balanced acidity keeps things tight. Ripe, firm tannins and sustained fruits throughout with a spicy/ savoury twist.
1 - 12 of 13 Wines By Brothers In Arms
Although Metala was settled in the mid 1850’s on the banks of the river Bremer and is a 5th Generation vineyard with a long and proud family history, it has been the brothers who made it what it is today

The vineyard comprises 750 acres of vines composed predominantly of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon with a small area of Chardonnay. The Adams family have broad acre farming and merino sheep breeding for wool and meat production. Brother Guy Adams manages the Vineyard and supplies various wine companies with high quality fruit. Particularly Beringer Blass who produce the estate label Metala which has been made for over 40 years. Wine had been made in the stone cellars at Metala from the late 1890s and then in 1910, through family connections Stonyfell took over, still using the original open fermenters and cellars.

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In 1952 production of the wine was moved to Stonyfell. Brian Dolan, winemaker at the time, conceived the idea of Metala becoming an estate wine and in 1959 sketched out the Metala label. Brian won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962 with the 1961 Metala Shiraz Cabernet. Bryan’s son Nigel Dolan is now the Head Red Winemaker for Beringer Blass and continues the tradition of producing this iconic label. Aside from the big companies, Metala also provides fruit for a number if smaller boutique labels other than Brothers in Arms, such as Oddfellows and Killibinbin.

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Brother Tom Adam’s decision to focus on a global market paid off but he has travel to the USA twice a year for up to 4 weeks at a time to meet key American industry people and to sell the brand name ‘Brothers in Arms’. He also works in the European market as well as around Australia. The brands success is because Tom is committed to marketing as the USA Grateful Palate owner says ‘he is a real salt of the earth kind of guy’ who gets results.

"Metala has been our family's property since the 1850s and it's also the name of the premium Beringer Blass label made entirely of our fruit. Our original plan, back in the early 1990s, was quite simple - grow the grapes, get a local processor to make the wine, then bottle it and sell it. We decided to select a single varietal as a flagship wine and focus wholeheartedly on it. Shiraz was the obvious choice as our Shiraz has always been fantastic.

"We started mucking around with small parcels of fruit with our father. At that time it was really just a hobby for us and it gave us something of our own to drink. In 1998 we took a small amount of fruit and turned it into 500 cases of Shiraz at Lake Breeze winery in Langhorne Creek. It was so bloody good that we didn't know what to do with it! We couldn't drink it all, so we started to think seriously about the future.

"Right around this time a pesky American came and knocked on my door. As it turned out it was Dan Phillips, a leading distributor from California, who was making regular trips to Australia looking for high-end lots of premium Shiraz - he felt there was going to be a market for it in the States.

http://www.brothersinarms.com.au/ - Brothers in Arms
http://www.brothersinarms.com.au/ - Brothers in Arms

"Somehow he picked up on us and he annoyed me so much that I gave him some unlabelled samples to test. He flew back to LA, phoned me four days later and told me to get a label on the rest as he could sell it! This led to our next problem as we didn't even have a name. I rang Ian Kidd, a designer in Adelaide, who came to Langhorne Creek and spent half a day with us. He came back with the Brothers In Arms label, and an awfully big bill, and we loved it.

"We released the 1998 vintage at Wine Australia in Melbourne in 2000 and it sold out within six weeks. We decided to make 4,500 cases for the 2000 vintage, but that was stretching the limits at Lake Breeze. We couldn't grow any further there so we decided to build our own winery at Metala. We started building in September/October 2001 and it was ready for a March 15 vintage in 2002 - this was no easy process. We love the wine and we know you will too."

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