Monday 18 July 2016

Tim Adams Clare Valley 2012 Cabernet Malbec

CABERNET Sauvignon and Malbec
– is such a blend the "Holy Grail" of
Clare Valley red wine production?

ONE TO NOTE: IT'S over half a century now since winemakers in the Clare Valley started putting together a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Malbec, one that as the Valley's Tim Adams says has come to represent for many serious wine lovers the "Holy Grail" of Clare red wine production.

Indeed some of the greater vintages have seen the style attain almost mythical status, with Tim Adams' own just-released 2012 blend an absolute ripper. Tim's Cabernet Sauvignon can always be counted on as an outstanding wine, and the addition of Malbec to the 2012 has given texture and richness to a resultantly wonderful, full-bodied drop. At $26 it's a perfect match with grilled chorizo sausages.

18 jul 16

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