Complex Mature Great Vintage
Oakley Adams Clare Valley Shiraz 2012
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
An outstanding bargain from a great vintage and a great vintage always shines through good and wines. I believe there are four great premium regions along the Mount Lofty-Adelaidean range: the Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. So appreciate this Shiraz in this light-it comes from one of the four premium regions.
We bought a lot of red from the classic 2012 vintage and this is the final bottling of our Clare stocks. While well north of the Barossa Valley the expectation of extra heat is modified in the most complex way: by the rising height of the vineyards which are over 400 metres; the elongated north-south ridge and valley topography which allows cooling air moving south from the ocean to modify flavours; and the location at the western edge of the range which also allows the cooling gulf winds to tamper the temperature.
These features set up a unique environment and many great wines have emerged from the Clare over 60 years. This Oakley Adams will show you what the excitement is about for a modest price.