2013 The Aberfeldy
- 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 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
A dry year in 2013 meant that yields were a little down, but flavour was concentrated and intense. Red wines are full bodied, yet elegant at the same time.
- Food Pairing
The Aberfeldy is best enjoyed with a range of red meat-based dishes with complementary sauces/gravies.
IT’S $65 a bottle, but take heed of what those in the know have to say, and buy
yourself not one, but two — the first to enjoy now with a special occasion
lunch or dinner and the second to tuck away in a cool, dark place to see just how
wonderfully it will have developed anywhere up to 20 years down the track.
We’re talking of Tim Adams Wines’ just-released 2013 Aberfeldy Shiraz,
made by Tim Adams and Brett Schulz from fruit off premium dry grown Clare Valley
vineyards that were planted in 1904, and this one the label’s 23rd annual release.
Always much anticipated, Aberfeldy Shiraz has long been synonymous with quality,
one highly-respected wine writer even dubbing it “like the Clare Valley’s Grange.”
Tim Adams 2013 The Aberfeldy Shiraz ($65): The Aberfeldy has long been one of my favourite reds.Much of the input comes from low-yielding, 100-yearold Clare Valley vines and it shows in the intensity of flavour that Tim regularly achieves. Its dark berry flavours and soft fullness make it a natural with most hearty meat dishes.A red classic
Tim Adams’ flagship red is a fine example of first class Clare Valley shiraz, with rich dark berry, plum and cherry on the nose and palate, spicy oak and firm tannins on the finish. Four years sees it drinking well with roast beef rib on the bone but it has the character and structure to age for up to 20 years. $65. Ask at outlets or the winery.
“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.