Brothers in Arms

2010 'Formby & Adams' Leading Horse Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Metala Vineyards

Australia: Langhorne Creek

Offer Expired:Dec 02, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$22.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Ride on!

We return to Australia’s Brothers In Arms, one of our most popular Australian wine brands, with their outstanding and budget-priced 2010 Formby & Adams Leading Horse Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is an Ultra QPR steal at today’s price, making it a great wine to stock up on for those nights where you want a big, rich drinking experience - without breaking the bank.

This wine hails from an estate whose first vines were planted back in 1891. Shiraz yields were tiny back then as compared to the total annual yield of about 700 tons today. The winery makes a wide range of wines, and when we were offered the final cases of this wine, we grabbed up every last one that we could get our hands on.

Ultra rich and very concentrated on the nose, with aromas of Ripe blackberry, dark spice, smoked beef, leather, darkly toasted oak, toasted licorice root, savory herbs and black pepper. On the palate, this wine is packed with flavor. Black cherry, grilled plum, blackberry preserve, dark spice, hard leather, cassis, dark chocolate, molasses, black pepper and a very slight hint of tomato stem.

We’ve come to really love the wines of winemaker Jim Urlwn. He makes the most interesting wines from some of the best grapes in Australia’s Langhorne Creek. We can’t wait to see what he makes for us next!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark, sanguine hues, throughout, with fine garnet at the edges.

Smell:

Ripe blackberry, dark spice, smoked beef, leather, darkly toasted oak, toasted licorice root, savory herbs and black pepper.

Taste:

Black cherry, grilled plum, blackberry preserve, dark spice, hard leather, cassis, dark chocolate, molasses, black pepper and a very slight hint of tomato stem.

Finish:

Medium long, with dark fruits that fade to reveal delicious flavors of dark chocolate, molasses and black pepper.

Pairing:

This big, dark, juicy wine needs something charred, grilled or roasted. A hearty Porterhouse steak, prepared in the Tuscan style, with red wine peppercorn jus.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Jim Urlwin
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2010
Appellation
Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Abv
14.5%
pH
3.47
TA
6.8g/L
Sourced From
100% Estate Grown
Vineyard
Metala Vineyards
Harvest Date
06 April - 16 April 2010
Bottling Date
03 December 2012
Release Date
01 March 2015

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 02, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$22.00
Avg. Price
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