Tim Adams Aberfeldy Shiraz 2018
The flagship red wine for the Clare Valley’s Tim Adams and in this year, which was very good, it rises to new heights. Lavish and plush dark chocolate and plummy licorice-like fruit delivered with concentration and power. The creamy oak comes from the 24 months in American oak hogsheads. Too much you ask – no way. This concentrated fruit power laps it up and then some. Brilliant bright colour and a grainy palate. There’s a faint hint of mint and sage bush which is a regional character. Overall, it’s a cracker.