Tim Adams top value flagship Shiraz, the Aberfeldy is only released in quality years (last vintage was 2015). Full throttle winemaking with some of the pressings added back for extra oomph. 24 months maturation in new American and French oak hogsheads.
Tim Adams, Aberfeldy, Shiraz, Clare Valley, 2018
Inky, opaque deep purple colour. Oak is opulent and evident. Come back tomorrow. Second day open: Oak is still dominant with bourbon edges, however the spiced dark fruit blossoms. Black plum and blackberry conserve with formic acid/crushed ant, fragrant pencilly woody spices (clove studs) and bittersweet dark chocolate licorice bullets. Succulence, elegance and cruiserweight power. Drying, tight tannin grips the concentrated dark fruit with a minty regional freshness and a long, intense focus. An easy 15 year+ prospect.
Rating: 18.5/20 (94/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Tim Adams Wines