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2015 Tim Adams Clare Valley Cabernet Malbec

2015 Tim Adams Clare Valley Cabernet Malbec

'A very good, solid cabernet with well above-average depth of character - and the price is eye-popping.' 
94 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

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$149.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • 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.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Scorching weather set the vintage in motion two to three weeks ahead of time, with operations cranking up in the first week of February. Despite the early start and the fact that the hot conditions brought most varieties into a similar ripening plane, the resultant juices and subsequent wines showed fantastic varietal definition with good flavour, structure and excellent natural acid, all the hallmarks of a vintage with great longevity potential.

    TASTING NOTES

    Cabernet Sauvignon has long been recognised as an excellent, consistent variety that performs well in the Clare Valley. The addition of Malbec adds to the complexity of the mid-palate contributing violet, mulberry, added texture and richness, resulting in a full-bodied wine with generous chalky tannins.
    Twenty-four months in French oak provides complexity, depth and balance to our house style which is dominated by juicy ripe plum and fresh blackcurrant aromas and flavours.

  • REVIEWS

    'Deep red colour with a healthy tinge of purple. The bouquet is fresh and clean, with smoky mulberry aromas, a subtle trace of mint, fruit to the fore with good supporting oak. A trace of charred wood. It's an elegant, full-bodied cabernet with good concentration, backbone and a touch of class. The tannins are quite firm and drying toward the finish and it all lingers well. A very good, solid cabernet with well above-average depth of character - and the price is eye-popping.'
    94 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

    'Thick oak is the first impression but then a solid pour of blackberry jubes, boysenberry, leather and choc-mint flavours rush in. You get a mouthful of flavour, you get fine-tuned (and pleasantly assertive) tannin, you get satisfying length. Oak is too overt (and not well integrated) for now but it will get where it needs to be in time. Indeed I’d reckon this has both a fine, and a long, future ahead.'
    92+ Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front