2022 Adelina Shiraz Mataro

One of our most popular red wines every year - the Adelina Shiraz Mataro is modern Clare Valley at its best!
4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
6 Reviews

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Description

The Adelina Shiraz Mataro showcases the exquisite old vine Clare Valley fruit that Jen Gardner and Col McBryde have at their disposal.

Over half of the fruit is sourced from vineyards 100+ years old, these are some of the Clare Valley's most precious and respected vineyards.

The wine itself is treated with the typical Adelina care: wild ferments, gentle handling, and this year a portion fermented in concrete. This is yet another remarkable release, delivering a flavour-packed yet elegant representation of old-vine Clare Valley fruit.

As a complete package, this is unbeatable value and one of the best reds pound-for-pound in the Clare Valley.

VARIETIES: 75% Shiraz / 25% Mataro
VINTAGE: 2022
VINEYARDS: (S) McDowell Brown / (M) - Adelina Block 3 and 8
GROWERS: (S) Jim McDowell / (M) Jennie Gardner & Colin McBryde
ELEVATION: (S) 460m / (M) 460m
VINE AGES: (S) 120 years / (M) 10 years
SOIL PROFILES: (S) red sand, red clay, light slate clay base / (M) grey sand through red sand on slate and limestone on a clay base
ASPECT: all blocks have a mild northerly aspect
FARMING: (S) organic not certified / (M) ACO certified organic

These blocks are within very close proximity (ca. 100m), the old Shiraz having a wine namesake trademarked after it.

WINEMAKING:
Destemmed, 80% whole berry, co-fermented in concrete, maceration between 7 and 54 days. 9 months in 700l oak, 25% new.

pH 3.54 | 5.70 g/l TA | NEG RS | 14.3%

94 Points - "Raspberry, blueberry, dried roses, a little mint, some charcuterie, and liquorice. It’s fleshy and ripe, plenty of almost freeze dried small red and blue fruits, almond, rich silty and ferrous tannin, dried herb and orange peel, and while it’s quite a thick and dense wine, it also has freshness and vitality, with a meaty/nutty/saline finish of excellent length. Excellent." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

94 Points - "Perhaps my favorite wine of the suite. Compelling aromas of iodine, blueberry, anise, smoked charcuterie and clove, aloft and singing above all else. The tannins, as is the hallmark of the address, refined and lithe and compact and taut. Far more refined than the domestic norm. The finish, tobacco leaf, graphite, menthol and saddle leather. Sumptuous gear. A wine for those after savory structure over obvious fruit. Drink or hold. Screw cap." - Ned Goodwin MW (JamesSuckling.com)

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 6 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 5 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
83%would recommend this product
6 reviews
  • TE
    Tom E.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Delicious

    Great length and balance. Plenty of tannin as well. Highly recommended

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • SL
    Stephen L.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    A Standout

    A delicious wine made by a consistently excellent producer. Have bought and consumed many of DD’s super tasty drops recently, but this wine has been an absolute standout in terms of quality and drinkability.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • OG
    Ollie G.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Sensational

    Lovely savoury Clare Shiraz Mataro. Great balance and intensity, even better on the second night.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • VS
    Vik S.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Nice Shiraz, but not as punchy as I hoped..

    This is a nice Shiraz that is smooth. However, it lacked a bit of punch and at times, felt flat.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • L
    Lara.L
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    4 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Ripping Value

    Outstanding for the dollars. You just don't see wines of this quality at this price very often. Have stocked up, will be enjoying over the next decade or more if I can keep my hands off them.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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Adelina

Col McBryde and Jen 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 in the vineyard - Clare Valley, SA Adelina

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