About The Wine
A future classic for Clare Valley Shiraz in the making here from Col McBryde and Jen Gardner.
Grown on gnarly old centurian vines in some of the region's finest grape-growing land, this is a knockout Shiraz of intensity, class and immense potential. It's Clare Valley through and through. Bold and striking, showing regional mint and purple fruit on a bedrock of incredibly impressive tannin.
Only a little over a 125 dozen were produced in the 2018 vintage. It was summarised beautifully by Nick Stock in the closing note to his sensational 97 point review, "This brand of purity in shiraz is rarely seen, something akin to a great Hermitage, or even Barolo."
This is the beauty of some of the Clare Valley's finest terroir writ large.
Col McBryde and Jennie Gardner are Adelina.
A pair of smart cookies, each rocking a PhD in microbiology and between them some pretty serious winemaking chops. Together, they have formed one of the Clare Valley’s most exciting wineries. From what was a small operation that began in 2002, slowly but surely the Adelina brand has been picking up steam.
There is a delicacy and purity inherent in every wine they produce. From opulent old vine Shiraz and Mataro, to one of the country’s most excellent Nebbiolo and a set of scintillating Rieslings, there is a sense of class and refinement to the whole project.
These meticulously crafted, beautifully presented wines are just a joy to drink.