Brothers in Arms
2012 Killibinbin 'Scream' Metala Vineyards Shiraz
Shiraz •Metala Vineyard
Australia: South Eastern Australia
We all scream
I am totally over the moon about today’s wine. We’ve featured the wines of Australia’s Brothers In Arms winery in the past, and those have all been in the $50 to $75 range.
Today’s 2012 Killibinbin Metala Vineyards “Scream” Shiraz is just $22.99, which is 34% off - and a total steal.
This wine is bold, bawdy, rich, hearty and downright delicious. James Halliday’s 94 point score is well deserved, but we think that the wine scores even higher. If Agent Red were to score the wine, he’d give it “… an easy 96 points”. In fact, he’s called dibs on any left over at the end of our sale. He plans to buy it all up for himself, he loves it that much!
Dark, dusty, dirty and delectable on the nose, with rich layers of pleasing aromas. Stewed plum, blackberry jam, blueberry compote, smoky black cherry, cedar plank, dried earth, burnt pencil shavings, spice and piquant black pepper.
Be prepared to be bowled over by the richness of this incredible wine. Stewed mixed fruit of blackberry, black cherry, plum and blueberry meld with dark toast, black licorice, savory herb, tar (in a great way!), mixed spice and subtle black pepper.
Very highly recommended.
94 points James Halliday - “Sweet, ripe, dark-berried fruit pulled ably together by muscular tannins. Warm, heady, dense style of ‘big red’ plying its trade without fear or favor. Blackberry, tar, toast and coffee grounds. Midwinter drinking.
90 points - Wine Spectator - “Spice, tobacco and cedar notes mingle with the rich, ripe currant and blackberry flavors. Polished and intense, fanning out on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2026.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate - “Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Killibinbin The Scream Shiraz is scented of freshly crushed blackberries, blueberries and mulberries with hints of licorice, pepper and fertile loam. Medium to full-bodied, the palate packs in the youthful blackberry and pepper-laced flavors with the support of medium level, grainy tannins and lively acid. It finishes long. Drink it now to 2018+.”
Darkest garnet, with an opaque center, and lighter garnet edging.
Stewed plum, blackberry jam, blueberry compote, smoky black cherry, cedar plank, dried earth, burnt pencil shavings, spice, and piquant black pepper.
Stewed mixed fruit of blackberry, black cherry, plum and blueberry meld with dark toast, black licorice, savory herb, tar (in a great way!), mixed spice, and subtle black pepper.
After the flavors glide across the palate, they settle in all over it, with rich fruit flavors that very slowly fade. At the very end, rich, savory flavors hang about for a very long time. Ripe tannins give the wine an elegant feel, from beginning to end.
Enjoy with braised lamb shoulder or a hickory smoked New York steak. Go for a dry aged steak for a real treat.
What the Winery Says
- Jim Urlwin
- Langhorne Creek, South Australia