Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia
A collation of fruit from the Rogers, Bayes, Eldredge and Pat Seneca properties in Valley Clare, for a cogent Shiraz wine of exquisite regional and varietal definition. The tapestry of local sites has been woven into a wine of structure and power, while offering the elegance and grace to drink beautifully upon release. A fortuitous partnership with artisanal cooper Bill Wray, ensured from inaugural release, that the stellar quality of Tim Adams wines would be aged in an equally splendid measure of the finest oak.
Tim Adams began work in the industry as a cellarhand at Stanley Wines. He was encouraged by maestro Mick Knappstein to earn a degree at Charles Sturt University and embarked upon his own label in 1984. Tim Adams retains the Clare Valley's finest growers as his closest friends. Contributions of Shiraz from choice vineyards are fermented on skins to dryness before being pressed and returned. Upon completion of ferments, the wine spends twenty months in a selection of one and two year old American oak at the Tim Adams coolroom before assemblage and filtration. Bottled without cold stabilization, a harmless crystalline deposit may form in the bottle, decanting is recommended.
Bright magenta red. Aromas and flavours of violet, blackberry and mulberry with complexity evolved after two years in fine oak. The palate is full and soft on the front and middle, with flavours of small berry fruit complimented by oak. A finish that's medium firm over grape and oak tannins. Approachable today, Tim Adams displays a remarkable weight of fruit, controlled power and measure of finesse.