Tim Adams Shiraz 2012
This blend of local vineyards has produced a wine with both regional and varietal definition. The wine is bright in magenta colour, with aromas and flavours of red-berry conserve. Spiciness and complexity have been given with 18 months American-oak maturation. The palate is full and soft in front and middle, with flavour of small berry fruit and again the oak complimenting the fruit. The finish is medium firm with tannins coming from both fruit and oak. The wine has not been cold stabilised and so may form a harmless crystalline deposit in the bottle necessitating decanting before serving. This wine has power and finesse which makes it both approachable now and worth keeping for up to 10 years in good conditions.
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