Tim Adams Cabernet Malbec

Tim Adams Cabernet Malbec 2016

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. This 2016 Tim Adams Cabernet Malbec is another classic Clare Valley red wine from Tim Adams that offers high quality drinking at a very reasonable price. 

"94 Points. In excellent form. Fluid, characterful and soft but with the inherent structure to last. Red and black berries, gum leaf, vanilla and violets. Leathery, leafy characters too. As soon as you open it you know you're onto something good. Terrific value. $26.00 14.5% alc. Drink By: 2028 Screwcap" - Campbell Mattinson, winecompanion.com.au

Availability: In stock

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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