“There’s a wealth of vibrant dark plums here with a deep, herb and asphalt edge as well. The palate carries a very plush, fresh and lively feel with impressive depth and elegance. A blend of 68% shiraz and 32% mataro. Drink or hold. Screw cap.” 94 points, Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com
“Medium weight, fine tannins, layers of spice, restrained red and blue berry fruitiness, a web of Italianate tannins and herbs and brambly savouriness rolled in. It sits tight and dart-shaped in the palate, draws exceptionally long, feels not for now but later yet still has a compelling thing to it that asks you to keep at your glass. Dark-sour cherry, amaro, clove all happening. Superb wine here, all structure and yet all appeal.” 95 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
Adelina’s blend of Shiraz (68%) and Mataro (32%) was grown in the Springfarm sub-area of the Clare Valley, with the Mataro and a portion of the Shiraz fruit coming from the famed Aberfeldy Vineyard, plus a little Adelina Estate fruit. All vineyards are organically grown, (uncertified).
All fruit is handpicked and destemmed into winemaker Col McBryde’s Italian, unlined concrete vats. Maceration times between 35 and 45 days. Some 65% of the wine is fermented and rested in these tanks with the remainder going into large-format seasoned oak.