It is Cabernet, yet oddly it is an old favourite

This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from the Clare Valley. One of the things I like about Tim Adams’ wines I like is that he charges very reasonable prices yet the wines are some of the best in Australia. They are also not over-blown, and this I like a lot.

Cabernet 2001, Tim Adams

A nose of ripe blackcurrants, not stewed or jammy, there is a nice seasoning of oak to it as well. It is not complex, but it smells like a pleasing drink. The palate has soft, ripe fruit and good acidity with a reasonable, but not aggressive, tannic structure. It is not drying, the fruit is charming, it is cheap, what more could a growing lad ask for at this price?

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