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2008 Tim Adams Reserve Tempranillo

2008 Tim Adams Reserve Tempranillo

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$203.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

Clare Valley
2008
750ml
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$203.94
Clare Valley
2008
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Passionate about the Clare Valley, Tim and Pam source fruit from their own vineyards and those of excellent local growers from all areas of the valley. Led by the iconic Aberfeldy Shiraz, Tim Adams Wines focus their attention on selecting Clare Valley grapes, for their authentic varietal and regional characters.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • As the principal variety of the world-renowned wines of Rioja, Tempranillo has long been the backbone of the Spanish red-wine industry. We discovered many years ago that drinking these wines from Rioja could be a wonderful experience and so decided to search for the appropriate site, soil and clone to plant in our vineyards at both Watervale and Clare.

    On an exploratory trip to Spain to meet the winemakers and taste wines in Rioja, Tim met Isaac Muga, who agreed to work with us in Clare for vintage 2004. In 2004, we planted 6.5 hectares of Tempranillo on our Ladera vineyard in Clare.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    This wine, from the 2008 vintage, was selected from individual barrels before blending and exhibits the definitive Tempranillo characters of strawberry and cherry, in harmony with clove and cinnamon spice derived from 15 months ageing in new and second-use French oak. The wine is spicy and savoury by Australian standards and is lower in alcohol than most red wines we make.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Tim Adams has a strong focus based on making wines exclusively from Clare Valley grapes. They are selected for their authentic varietal and regional characters and vibrant fruit flavour. His wines can be enjoyed while youthful and fresh or cellared for five to 15 years, depending on the wine. The winery crushes over 1000 tonnes annually. The fruit is sourced from four estate vineyards and local growers including the Sheoak, Ladera, Bayes and Irelands vineyards. The Tim Adams winery is located 130km north of Adelaide in South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley. It was first established in 1987 and grapes were crushed on site several months later. The existing winery and cellar door opened in 1988.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 92 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Moderate colour; an individual barrel selection process after 15 months in new French oak; has authentic Tempranillo varietal character, with zesty, spicy cherry and oak flavours well integrated and balanced.'

    90 POINTS

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT


    Dull colour but it's often what you get with tempranillo. In terms of flavour it seems juicy and light at first, but after an hour in the glass I thought it was satisfying enough. This is a drier, more tannic style than previous versions, its flavours of musk, chocolate, cherry and chicory playing second fiddle to its lemony acidity and tannin. I think it might just need time.'