9 March 2022
By Dave Mullen
Tim Adams 2018 Shiraz – The Best Vintage since 2010!

The current line up of wines from Tim Adams is as good as any time in the (almost) 30 years that we have distributed these wines in WA.

Most of the leading wine writers in Australia have reinforced the quality of 2021 releases from Tim Adams, clearly a great vintage for white wines in the Clare Valley.

And while the 2021 wines get plenty of good press, it is the Tim Adams 2018 Shiraz that gets us more excited.

The new release 2018 Shiraz looks to be the best since 2010 and is very much back in the style and at the level of quality that made this wine our best selling Shiraz through the 1990’s and 2000’s.

No one discusses Tim Adams Shiraz without mentioning the great value that this wine offers. The last price rise was leading into the release of the 2005 vintage.
This warm dry season has birthed a voluptuous Clare Valley Shiraz brimming with juicy dark fruits, spice and a lovely subtle lick of dark chocolate oak. Fine-grained tannins complete an alluring, lingering and bargain priced Shiraz that will turn heads and hearts.
93/100, Tyson Stelzer, WBM Magazine

Gee these wines are great value. This is a rich and ripe rendition, yet there’s a lovely evenness across the full-bodied palate abetted by supple tannins. No harsh edges, just ripe, plump fruit and its spice friends having a party. The finish is warm and almost cuddly. It’s definitely a winter drink.
93points and Special Value, Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion.

This cracking red has been sourced from the estate’s own vineyards, with all components fermented individually to dryness. The softer pressings are returned and the wine spends two years in a mix of two and three-year-old American oak, before it is transferred to stainless steel tanks for 9 months. Then blended, fined, filtered and bottled. 
Deep red in colour, the nose is most appealing with lifted notes of florals, red fruits, bay leaves, chocolate, coffee grinds, dry herbs and cherries. There is good integration and balance plus excellent length right through to the slightly furry tannins on a soft, pliable palate. For me, 93, but expect that to climb over time.
Brilliant value. Ken Gargett, Winepilot

How does Tim Adams do it? A Clare Valley boutique winemaker selling [second label] Mr Mick wines for AUD $17 and serious Clare Valley Shiraz under the Tim Adams label for AUD $26? It’s a boutique winery, isn’t it?
Huon Hook, The Real Review