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2008 Tim Adams Reserve Tempranillo

2008 Tim Adams Reserve Tempranillo

Classic Tempranillo, accented with black cherries and violets, with a tangy palate layered with cloves and cinnamon.'
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$33.99 Per Bottle


$203.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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  • 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.


    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.


    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.


    '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.'
    92 Points - James Halliday

    '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.'
    90+ Points - Campbell Mattinson