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2019 Adelina Shiraz

Clare Valley, SA

A great vintage in the Clare Valley and a great old vineyard in peak form. The 2019 received a massive 98 points from Nick Stock/James Suckling. Perfect for the cellar.

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$55.00

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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 2019 vintage. It was summarised beautifully by Nick Stock in the closing note to his sensational 98 point review, "A great wine, this should be on every contemporary Australian wine collector’s hit list."

This is the beauty of some of the Clare Valley's finest terroir writ large.

About Adelina

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.

Col McBryde out for a stroll
Col McBryde out for a stroll
Clare Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

BASIC VITI INFO:

Vines of about \u0003100 years old, beset red sand, \u0003mild clay, slate and limestone \u0003on a clay base.

WINEMAKING:

Hand picked, destemmed and about 50% whole berry fermentation. 27 days on skins, pressed to larger format neutral French oak for 8 months. 1,518 bottles made.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 126 dozen

Winemaker Col McBryde
Winemaker Col McBryde
Clare Valley, SA
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Critic Reviews

98Points
James Suckling

"Wow, this is a rich, complex and super focused edition with a spice-laced, dark-plum and blackberry nose, together with cassis, blueberries, anise, violets, forest wood, hints of tar and some savory, wet slate-like aromas. The palate has essence-like purity and focus with long, polished tannins carrying blackberries, plums, blueberries, nuances of cocoa and a very long, elegant and unwavering run to the finish. A great wine, this should be on every contemporary Australian wine collector’s hit list. Drink over the next twenty years. Screw cap." - Nick Stock (JamesSuckling.com)

95Points
The Wine Front

"The wines of Adelina make me want to just jump in a car and drive there. Dark berried fruit power with a lake of integrated tannin. Mint and cedarwood characters as support. There are twiggy, almost herbal notes hovering here but fruit and the most gorgeous sheets of tannin are the main show. This is beautiful. Really beautiful. I’m not just urging you; I’m urging myself towards the order form." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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This blew me away at the price

If I'd tasted this blind, I would have thought this was a wine I couldn't afford. It's complex and hard to nail all of the flavours. Is it berry, plum or forest floor? Probably all three and more. Is it star anise or chocolate? Probably both and more. Its colour is superb and lingers forever. The bottle is gorgeous. This is a superb wine at the price. I'm now wishing I'd bought more. Bugger it - I just did

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