Vintage: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Region: Clare Valley
Bottle size: 6 x 750ml Bottles
This exclusive collection of back vintage Riesling includes 1 bottle of each of the following vintages: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
We always hold back a small amount of wine from each vintage to re-release as aged wine. The winemakers recently tasted a selection of Riesling and the general consensus was summed up by a unanimous “yum!’.
Hesitantly, they have decided to make available a limited number of vertical 6 packs for others to enjoy. Valued at $222 available for $200 until sold out.
The overall comment by the winemaking team was “yum!” Tim even said, he wanted to keep the wines for himself, but thought he had better share these carefully aged Rieslings with other Riesling fans.
Further tasting notes and comments include:
2012 – 10 year old wine showing some enjoyable aged Riesling characters both on the nose and palate, supported by great acidity and a firm citric structure. Enjoy now or keep for another 10 years.
“An attractive well balanced wine from start to finish”. 93/100 Halliday Wine Companion
2013 – Showing greater density than the 2012, reflecting a drier year. Rich and ripe fruit. Best enjoyed now.
“It’s more generous than the normal Tim Adams Riesling – it overflows with generous fruit, verging on tropical but not sugar sweet”. 94/100 Halliday Wine Companion
2014 – Stone fruit and candied lemon dominate the nose, but the wine still shows the same acid structure and freshness as 5 years ago. Be quick before Tim takes the last stock!
“Bright, crisp and with the hallmark Clare Valley length; lemon blossom and lemon flavour is the fulcrum for both present and future enjoyment”. 95/100 Halliday Wine Companion
2015 – Great length and tremendous acid line with a pure citric lift. Easily mistaken by a 2 years old Riesling which makes us wonder if we stated the right vintage on the label! Enjoy now or patiently wait for a very rewarding wine in 10-15 years.
“It’s not easy to see how or why you could expect more from a Clare Valley Riesling at this price”. 93/100 Halliday Wine Companion
2016 – Younger version of the 2013 Riesling. The wine has a luscious palate with subtle stone fruit characters sustained by a delicate but precise citric structure.
“The fine structure and strict line through the palate speaks to its blue chip future”. 92/100 Halliday Wine Companion
2017 – A cool and wet growing season has resulted in a fine structured Riesling with great finesse. This wine will slowly develop during the next 10 years.
“Direct, linear Riesling best suited for the cellar, Impeccable”. 94/100 Halliday Wine Companion
This back vintage selection of Riesling will pair well with seafood dishes. Aged Riesling also makes a great match to Zucchini blossom & preserved lemon risotto with ricotta & parmesan or variations that include these ingredients.
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