Monday 14 March 2016

Tim Adams’ Aberfeldy Shiraz- Clare Valley

ENJOY this one now with red meat dishes,
or anytime over the next 15 to 20 years.


David Ellis

TIM Adams' Aberfeldy Shiraz has long been an anticipated annual release out of South Australia's Clare Valley, a drop whose league of followers are happy to pay $65 a bottle for – knowing they'll not be disappointed when they present it to family or friends at that special celebration or event.

For as long as we can remember, Aberfeldy's been a drop reflecting the best from old, dry-grown premium vineyards, with the just-released 2012 continuing that tradition (and Shiraz in fact having proven itself the star of a spectacular vintage in the Clare that year.)

Recognised as Tim Adams' flagship wine, this one has distinctive aromas of cherry, plum, dark berries and chocolate, and on the palate it's all about finesse married with full-bodied dark berry conserve flavours, nice oak, and a firm tannin and acidity.

While you'll be well rewarded putting this on the table now with red meat dishes, it's also a great wine that with proper cellaring will reward any time over the next fifteen to twenty years.

for week beginning 14 March 2016

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