Tim Adams Cabernet Malbec

Tim Adams Cabernet Malbec 2014

Clare Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%

Cabernet Sauvignon has long been recognised as one of the Clare Valley's most consistent performing varieties and here it is in good hands under the skilled team at Tim Adams. The addition of 30% Malbec adds mid-palate depth to deliver a full-bodied Clave Valley red with loads of fresh blackcurrant, ripe plum and mulberry flavours, with oak playing a complimentary support role.  A classic Clare Valley red wine from Tim Adams this offers high quality drinking at a very reasonable price. 

"95 Points. A 70/30% blend from four vineyards, fermented separately, matured in new and used French oak for 24 months. A very well-made wine based on a Clare Valley special blend with a long lineage, this wine absolutely in the centre of that line. Cabernet provides the structure, malbec the fruit to fill the spaces. Retasting underlines the balance of a wine destined for a long future. 14.5% alc. To 2024" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Magazine, April / May 2018.

"70/30 blend of Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. All into French oak. Most of us would be familiar with the red wines of Tim Adams. If you’ve liked any of his reds in the past, you will enjoy this release plenty. It’s absolutely typical, in a good way. Plenty of dark berried fruit, not too complicated, not simple either. Supple but a firm frame. Feels like cabernet, complete with herbal edges, but feels ripe and generous too. Minty. Floral. Clean. In a very good place. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: Oct17 Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $25 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2028+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

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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
"Cabernet Sauvignon has long been recognised as an excellent, consistent variety that performs well in the Clare Valley. The addition of Malbec adds to the complexity of the mid-palate contributing violet, mulberry, added texture and richness, resulting in a full-bodied wine with generous chalky tannins. Twenty four months in French oak provides depth and balance to this style which is dominated by juicy ripe plum, fresh blackcurrant and oak aromas and flavours. Feel content cellaring this Cabernet Malbec for at least ten years in good conditions. We recommend decanting a few hours before enjoying. The wine has not been cold stabilised, so a harmless crust may form with time. The bottle is sealed with screw cap to maintain optimal freshness" - Tim Adams Wines.

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