This has lots going for it. Rich perfume of dark berries, sweet earth, dried flowers, very aromatic but feels kind of savoury. The palate is the same, bloody and rich, hewn with sheets of grippy, grunty tannins, upfront whips away quickly, feels tight, the finish a cavalcade of tumbling tannin, gamey fruit, piquant, tactile spice and minerally stony qualities. Boom. That somewhat missing front palate might just be the go now, but we get something serious to finish. I like it, all up. 93+ Points – Mike Bennie, The Winefront
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.