2012 The Aberfeldy
- Case (Member)
- Clare Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
The Aberfeldy has long been synonymous with quality, representing our flagship wine. Year after year, this wine continues to deliver the best that Clare Valley Shiraz has to offer. The Aberfeldy has vibrant magenta colour with aromatics of cherry, plum, dark berries and chocolate complemented by the oak derived characters of clove, nutmeg and vanilla. The palate is full bodied with dark berry conserve flavours and balanced oak, firm tannin and acidity. The wine has persistent length of sweet fruit and oak, with power, elegance and great finesse. The Aberfeldy is best enjoyed with a range of red meat-based dishes with complementary sauces/gravies. The wine has been sealed with a WAK closure, an internally threaded screw cap with a traditional look. This wine is worthy of keeping for up to 20 years in good conditions. We recommend decanting prior to serving. The Aberfeldy has become an iconic Australian Shiraz, consistently collecting Gold medals at the International Wine Challenge in London annually.
- Growing Conditions
2012 – was another beautiful year in the Clare Valley. We are truly spoilt for weather most years and this was no exception. A lovely long harvest season finishing around Easter with all varietals preforming well.
- Food Pairing
The Aberfeldy is best enjoyed with a range of red meat-based dishes with complementary sauces/gravies.
One for the Cellars
Has supreme depth and carriage of flavour. Grooves of tannin, supple finish. Stains the palate with it’s powerful, inky dark fruit and dried fruit spice. Oak gives structure and more depth. A rich potent wine of balance and magnitude.
Aberfeldy – Clare Valley’s Grange
I often think of The Aberfeldy as being like the Clare Valley’s Grange. Aside from the fact that it’s from a single region, and much less than one tenth of the price.
It’s a flagship wine that’s easy enough to enjoy now, or much later. Blackberry, dark cherry, cloves, sage, coconut, dark mint chocolate, spice – it’s all go. Full bodied, lush smooth tannin, silky feel with rich fruit, backed with toasty spiced oak. Smooth powdery tannin carries the finish long, and while there’s a little warmth, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Does that make sense? Well, at least it sounds impressive. As is the wine.
The amazing diversity of our drops – Fab Four
A very elegant wine. The polished seamless aromas show mocha, dark berry fruits, blackberry, and dark chocolate with polish and poise. The palate has the requisite fruit sweetness, dark fruit flavours and oak complexity, balance and fine tannins. The style is earnest and understated, and the polished texture less dependent on ripe swagger than many in the neighbourhood. Good now, but even better after 2018.
The Big Picture
EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF BIG REDS.
Where to look. Barossa Valley, SA McLaren Vale, SA Langhorne Creek, SA Coonawarra, SA Heathcote, VIC Mudgee, NSW
Who to watch. Wolf Blass Kalleske Noon Mollydooker d’Arenberg Chris Ringland Kaesier Zema Estate Soul Growers Langmeil Rolf Binder Chateau Tanunda Torbreck Mitolo Wild Duck Creek Tim Adams Jim Barry Majella Izway
Flagship Wine Waves Flag
Tim Adams’ Aberfeldy Shiraz has long been an anticipated release out of the Clare Valley, a drop whose league of followers are happy to pay $65 a bottle for – knowing that they will not be disappointed. For as long as we can remember, Aberfeldy’s been a drop reflecting the best from old dry grown premium vineyards, with the just released 2012 continuing that tradition. Distinctive aromas of cherry, plum, dark berries and chocolate, and on the palate it’s all about finnesse married with full bodied dark berry conserve flavours, nice oak and a firm tannin and acidity. It will reward you now and for 15 to 20 years of proper cellaring.
Tremendous depth and magnificence
A stonking Aberfeldy that captures the tremendous depth and magnificence of an epic season, layered with all the savoury complexity that Tim Adams masterfully coaxes out of the Clare Valley. It’s succulent, precise and enduring.