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2002 Saltram Metala Black Label Original Planting Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, Australia

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Wine Notes

Depending on the vintage Metala Black Label Original Planting Shiraz may be labeled as either Saltram or Stonyfell.

Tasting note: Expected colour development; strong savoury aspects to both bouquet and palate; has length, but not much flesh. (05-Sep-2007) [James Halliday]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $67   From: $42   To: $94

Score: 87. When to drink: 2007 to 2012
The Wine-Searcher score of 87/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
89/100   2007 to 2012
85/100 (5 notes from 5 users )    
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Price History for 2002 Saltram Metala Black Label Original Planting Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, Australia
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Grape Variety: Shiraz

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are pronounced enough to consider them distinct varieties. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and is virtually synonymous with marquée wine regions such as the Barossa Valley.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Langhorne Creek wine region

    Langhorne Creek is a wine region within the Fleurieu zone of South Australia. It is located in the north-east of the peninsula, stretching from Lake Alexandria on its southern fringes towards the town of Langhorne Creek in the north. (© Proprietary Content, Wine-Searcher) It is one of Australia's most historic wine-growing areas, with the oldest established wineries dating back to the mid-19th century. The modern-day wine trade is a mix of large, multi-national corporations and boutique wineries with their own cellar doors. 

    The region's grape-growing conditions are unique in the sense that Langhorne Creek sits on an ancient flood plain created by the Angas and Bremer rivers; this makes the soil predominantly ... more

  • Fleurieu wine region

    Fleurieu (Fleurieu Peninsula in full) is a wine zone located south of Adelaide, the administrative capital of South Australian. It was named after the French explorer Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu. One of Australia's up-and-coming wine regions, the Fleurieu Peninsula has begun to attract attention because of the versatility of its wine-growing conditions.

    Overall, the climate of ... more

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