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2011 Tim Adams Reserve Clare Valley Riesling

2011 Tim Adams Reserve Clare Valley Riesling

Riesling
Tim Adams
Clare Valley
2011
750ml
10.5%
Cellar to 2021
Screw Cap

$35.70 Per Bottle

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Riesling
Tim Adams
Clare Valley
2011
750ml
10.5%
Cellar to 2021
Screw Cap
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Riesling for the acid-lovers amongst you. This is taut, wrapped around a core of steel, mineral water and lime pith.

    Just released, this aged Riesling utilises the best parcels of Riesling from Tim Adams Clare Valley holdings. This is a prodigious wine, and befitting of such a cool vintage.

    The German's have been harnessing the potential of Riesling grown in cool, wet and cloudy conditions for centuries, so when a vintage like that strikes the Clare Valley, it can only mean good things.

    Its bright, lively and young. Incredibly this will age for another generation, and will benefit from many years in the cellar, to soften up and blossom into its full potential.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • 100% free run juice from our most premium Clare Valley Riesling vineyards. The use of only the very best 500 litres per tonne of grapes has resulted in this wine being very intensely flavoured and aromatic. We have allowed five years of bottle ageing before releasing this wine, which has consequently developed the added complexity of toasty honey and blossom characters.

    This wine has been sealed with a WAK cap closure; an internally threaded screw cap, providing technology with a traditional appearance and ensuring that this wine will cellar for 20 years in good conditions. Growing Conditions - 2011 was a cool and wet vintage, fortunately we were lucky to have harvested all of our whites prior to the extended wet period. This provided excellent growing conditions for mineral rich, highly taut Riesling.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Produced from only the best vintages and using only the purest 500 litres per tonne of grapes we can source, Tim Adams' reserve Riesling is intensely flavoured and aromatic. The wine has well lifted Riesling character with citrus aromatics of lime, lemon and grapefruit. The palate is seamless with moderate viscosity and a thrilling acid finish. Rieslings from the Clare Valley are enjoyable for many years; zesty and spirited when youthful or left over time their maturation is slow, graceful, and worthy of appreciation. The wine has well lifted Riesling character with citrus aromatics of lime, lemon and grapefruit. The palate is seamless with moderate viscosity and an extreme acid finish. Rieslings from the Clare Valley are most enjoyable when young and zesty, or left to mature beyond five years of age. It was cellared for six years before release, which has consequently developed the added complexity of toasty honey and blossom characters. This wine has been sealed with a WAK cap closure; an internally threaded screw cap, providing technology with a traditional appearance and ensuring that this wine will cellar for 20 years in good conditions. Enjoy as an aperitif or with any seafood. Best with oysters fresh from the water! The wine has well lifted Riesling character with citrus aromatics of lime, lemon and grapefruit. The palate is seamless with moderate viscosity and an extreme acid finish. Rieslings from the Clare Valley are most enjoyable when young and zesty, or left to mature beyond five years of age.

  • 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
  • 95 POINTS

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT


    Clare Valley Riesling, released as a six year old. Price isn’t bad when you factor a) the quality and b) that they’ve done all the cellaring for us. Talk about drinking at its peak. This is in a great drinking place. The aromas are just wonderful. Lime leaf, spice and pure lime essence, all of which follows faithfully onto the palate. There are grapefruit flavours here too; this is a white wine of intensity, character and bite. It carries a green tinge and beautiful length; it has many years ahead of it but it’s hard to go past it right now. Everything where you would want/hope it to be.

    95 POINTS

    JEREMY OLIVER


    A youthful and stylish riesling with a pristine perfume of lime juice, green apple skin and white flowers. Long and racy, it delivers a crystal-clear presence of vibrant fruit, extending long and focused down a faintly chalky palate before being wrapped in a trim, streamlined finish of citrusy acids. It’s still quite primary and will age in the bottle for at least a decade further.

    95 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Made from free-run juice (500l/t, not 700//t), and shows its class from the outset. Bright and minerally, it has citrus juice flavours without a hint of sweetness, and is starting to build light toast and honey notes.

    93 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Light straw colour, with a youthful straw bouquet showing the faintest hint of buttered toast development. On the palate, the first impression is of emphatic acidity. The acid and low pH have evidently kept the wine in its sharp-edged, delicate state, the palate dry and fresh, light and yet intense, crisp as a freshly sliced Granny Smith apple. A classic Tim Adams 'sit up straight' wine. It demands a fillet of freshly pan-fried fish slathered with lemon juice.