Tim Adams The Fergus 2017

I’ve double and triple checked the vintage and price for this wine. It’s correct. 5 years old and $25. I really don’t want to be Tim Adams’ accountant (and part of the proceeds also go to Variety SA). Old vine Grenache crushed onto fermented and drained skins of Tempranillo, fermented dry and then spiced at blending with further Tempranillo and emboldened with Malbec. 24 months in old French oak hogsheads. Part of the proceeds also go to Variety SA

Tim Adams, The Fergus, Grenache, Tempranillo, Malbec, Clare Valley, 2017

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Medium garnet and retaining a bright edge. It’s all purple flowers over red raspberry and cherry fruit, comforting spices and easy toasty oak. Succulent and mid-weight, with satiny red fruit and understated tannins. A little thrust of acidity to cut through gamey foods or sweet spit roasted lamb, too. Top value.

RRP: $25
Alc: 14.5%
Rating:  18.25/20 (93/100)

Wine sample courtesy of Tim Adams Wines

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