Tim Adams Aberfeldy Shiraz 2013

Tim Adams Aberfeldy Shiraz 2015

Clare Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Produced largely from the 100-year-old Shiraz vines of the Clare vineyard of the same name, Aberfeldy Shiraz is Tim Adams' flagship wine. Sometimes referred to as "Clare Valley's Grange" this is widely regarded as a benchmark for the best Clare Valley Shiraz has to offer.

The 2015 Tim Adams Aberfeldy is again in superb form displaying great depth and length of flavour. The palate is full bodied with dark berry conserve flavours, balanced oak and firm tannin generated from a dry, low yielding vintage. The wine has persistent length of sweet fruit and oak, with power, elegance and great finesse.

"94 Points. Hand-picked components of the final blend were macerated for 14 days post ferment, contributing to the full body of the wine. This was then taken to another level with 24 months maturation in new American and French hogsheads. Tim Adams says the wine is described by some as the Clare Valley's Grange, and I don't quarrel with that. $60. 14.9% alc. Drink by 2035. Screwcap" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

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Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Owner and winemaker, Tim Adams, began his career in the wine industry as a cellarhand at the Stanley Wine Company in 1975, steadily working his way through the ranks to become winemaker in 1981 following graduation. The first inclination to leave came in 1985, when Tim and his wife were approached by local cooper Bill Wray to form a partnership of the two families to make wine and small oak casks.

The first wines under the Adams & Wray label were released in September 1986, by which time Tim had left the Stanley Wine Company. In May 1987 the Adams & Wray partnership was dissolved, and Tim and his wife Pam took full control of the renamed Tim Adams Wines. In late 1987 they purchased the existing winery site and opened the cellar door in January 1988.
South Australia
Clare Valley
Flavour profiles, colour and tannin in the 2015 reds are particularly strong following an ideal ‘text-book’ vintage in Clare. Sections of the best Shiraz blocks of the vintage were hand-selected by our team and allowed to ripen to perfect maturity. Components of the final blend were fermented to dryness on skins and subsequently left on skins for 14 days before being pressed, with all pressings returned to the wine for added structure and to improve ageing potential. The wine spent 24 months in a mixture of carefully chosen new American and French oak hogsheads and a further 12 months in stainless steel before blending, fining and bottling. Further bottle age is allowed prior to release.

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