Tim Adams Aberfeldy Shiraz 2008 Magnums
1 or more bottles$150.00
Gary Walsh94 points
James Halliday93 points
A classic example of the vintage displayed in the wine. The 2008 mirrors the very dry and warm ripening season, very firm and dry tannin well distributed through the palate, with concentrated small berry fruit. Some developed caramelised stone fruit characters complement the jubey red plum flavours. Still youthful and vibrant overall, drinking well but will also last the test of time.
All components of this blend were fermented to dryness on skins and subsequently left on skins for a further three weeks before being pressed. All pressings have been returned to the wine. It then spent 24 months in new American oak in our coolroom before blending, fining, filtering and bottling in August 2010.
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Critic Scores & reviews
"When it’s done well and seasoned and coopered well, I have no problem with American oak. I reckon it’s a positive with this wine, rather than a negative. Nice style of screwcap too. Rich blackberry and cherry, mint and sage with plenty of toasty clove spice oak. It’s full bodied, slippery, silky and seductive with a lovely interplay between sweet dark fruit and savoury wood spice. Flows through the mouth with effortless ease, and while it’s big and flavoursome, it feels calm and composed. Length and balance all in a happy place. It’ll take age but it’s hard to find reasons not to sit back and enjoy it as a young wine. TASTED DEC 2010"
"Bright colour; mountainous oak dominates the bouquet at this early stage, with raspberry, blackberry and mint on show as well; the palate follows suit, as the wine is rugged and unevolved, needing time to come together; big boned and full of raw power, time will be its friend. Shiraz."
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