New Premium Region Special Red
Oakley Adams Padthaway Shiraz 2014
Region: Padthaway, SA
An exceptional region for grapes lies in the far, south east corner of South Australia.
The most famous region is Coonawarra where vines date to the 1890s. In 1964 they planted similar land to Coonawarra at Padthaway, about 100 kilometres North West. For a time the large companies Lindemans, Seppelts and Hardys promoted a range of wines labelled as Padthaway, such was the importance attached to the region.
Getting buyers familiar with a new region is very hard and later they retreated. So the vines have matured, the grapes are beautiful and the resulting wine is now blended into many regular brands to boost the quality. Thus brilliant parcels of wine can be purchased at medium to low prices. Padthaway ranks with Langhorne Creek as our favourite regions for exceptional value for money.
This Oakley Adams is such an example and is a wine for smart wine buyers. Incidentally I developed the label concept of Oakley Adams in 1996 and its good to see it back on bottles.