2012 Reserve Cabernet Malbec

Retail
$45.00
Case
$270.00
Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Malbec
Vintage
2012
Country
Australia
Region
Clare Valley
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL

Description

The definition of the word 'Reserve' is "something to be retained for future use". Tim and Brett have done exactly that with the 2012 Tim Adams Reserve Cabernet Malbec.
Cabernet Sauvignon has long been recognised as an excellent variety in our district. By co-fermenting small parcels of outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, we have produced a powerful, full bodied wine. Twenty-four months in new French oak provides spice and balance to the wine, which is dominated by fresh blackcurrant, capsicum and violet flower aromas and flavours.
Further tank and bottle ageing prior to release has melded all wine components to further enhance the prestige of this wine. Patient cellaring will be rewarded, with potential to improve up to 20 years if cellared in good conditions.

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 performing well.

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Reviews

TONI PATERSON MW
WINES OF THE WEEK - Professional

March 14, 2018 13:30

Snap up this opportunity of purchasing a six-year-old reserve wine carefully cellared at the winery. It’s a highly satisfying drop that looks in top form from the very first pour. Cabernet sauvignon and malbec are co-fermented to create a wine with generous weight, poised fleshy fruit and dark chocolate, along with hints of spice and bell pepper. Rich, supple and flavoursome. (Screwcap)

Score: 92 ★★★★ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2026

Food: Char-grilled lamb leg with fresh thyme and lemon zest

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