Excellent Value - Ken Gargett
Tim Adams Pinot Gris has firmly established itself as one of Australia's most popular and consistent examples of Pinot Gris. The 2021 Tim Adams Pinot Gris again offers up plenty of aromatics and impressive fruit vibrancy of pear, lychee and white peach.
With a beautiful rounded mouthfeel and an appealing underlying savoury texture, this is another super examples of Australian Pinot Gris, which is an ideal match with seafood, Asian cuisine or simply by itself while the sun is shining.
"92 Points. Needless to say, the 2021 vintage in the Clare Valley is proving special for more than just riesling. We are seeing some very fine pinot gris, few with more flavour than this example. Harvested from dry-grown selected sites, the grapes were crushed, chilled (5°C), pressed, with the pressings separated, then a two-week fermentation. What is immediately notable is the colour. There has been no attempt to moderate pinot gris’s typical hues - a gentle bronze/gold blended with rose petals. The lifted aromatics include the variety’s typical crisp pear notes, but they are merged with florals, mineral undertones and stonefruit. This is no shrinking violet, but exudes flavour from start to finish. There is a lovely supple texture, with good acidity throughout, and the intensity is maintained right through the lengthy finish. The flavours of the palate move more to stewed pears. Excellent value. $24. Drink: 2021 - 2024"- Ken Gargett, winepilot.com.
In addition to the wines under the Tim Adams label, Tim Adams launched the 'Mr Mick' range of wines following the purchase of the famous Leasingham winery. This range is named in honour of K.H Knappstein aka 'Mr Mick'; a legend of Australian wine and a former mentor of Tim Adams. These wines offer fine examples of the varieties Tim and the Clare Valley do best along with some emerging, less conventional varietals.
Some current standouts in the Mr Mick range include their Vermentino, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz along with a very impressive Tempranillo - these all offer approachable, flavoursome styles at very reasonable prices.