Tim Adams The Fergus

Tim Adams The Fergus 2014

Clare Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14%
Tim Adams is a star winery of South Australia's Clare Valley, producing benchmark examples of the region's hero varietals. Tim Adams The Fergus always delivers an impressive blend of Grenache, Tempranillo and Malbec and the 2014 vintage is again in fine form. This offers up loads of lifted red berry aromas and flavours of Tempranillo, with further complexity of Grenache spiciness. Malbec adds mid palate richness and flavours of berries and violets. It is a mouth filling wine that may be kept for up to 10 years, and will pair nicely with duck, turkey, lamb and gamey meats.

"A blend that's ben around the traps for years. Nice touch naming the wine after a grower (oft overlooked) for stepping in with some fruit during a shortage of Cabernet and Shiraz. Gum leaf, berry fruit, expressly aromatic. Touches of blue fruit (Temp). Medium bodied, fruit driven, powder fine tannin. Great, easy going, structure. Offers what you want. 91 Points" - Stuart Robinson, www.thevinsomniac.com.

Availability: In stock

$22.90
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.
6
South Australia
Clare Valley
750
14
Our twenty first release of The Fergus is named after our neighbour who was good enough to sell us his Grenache grapes in the vintage of 1993, during a desperate shortage of Shiraz and Cabernet. We quickly realised that a wine born from logistics had real potential as a medium, but soft style with immediate food compatibility. The wine has lifted red berry aromas and flavours of Tempranillo, with further complexity of Grenache spiciness. Malbec adds mid palate richness and flavours of berries and violets. It is a mouth filling wine that may be kept for up to 10 years, and will pair nicely with duck, turkey, lamb and spicy dishes.

Growing Conditions: 2014 was one of those years that the weather just did everything it should, when it should. This allowed excellent varietal character to be expressed across all varieties.

Food Pairing: This wine will pair nicely with duck, turkey, lamb and spicy dishes.

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