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Tim Adams Clare Valley Selmillon 2011


Recommendation: An OUTSTANDING lunch time wine paired with seafood.

Winery/Producer: Tim Adams Wines; Clare Australia.

Grape Variety: Selmillon.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Clare Valley; South Australia.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $26.90 (AUS$) about $18 (US$) with a 10% case discount, plus $20 corking fee.

Purchased From: Australian Wine Centre; 1 Alfred Street; Sydney, Australia.

Paired With: (Lunch) Crab salad with baby gem lettuce, brown crab mayonnaise and pickled cucumber. Grilled yellow fin tuna on pak choi, jasmine rice and soy sauce.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Yellow/green color. Floral and early spring apple blossom aromas. SMOOTH, tropical fruit and ripe apricot taste that ends with a crisp slightly tart long finish. Very pleasant drinking with the crab and equally good with the tuna. As it warmed up it became more flavorful, a slight oak softness developed and the finish had a long delicious mellow grassy taste. An OUTSTANDING lunch time wine paired with seafood.

    She said: Clear with modest but speedy legs. Light floral aroma leads to a light delicate flavor. The smoothness and light body with hints of grass and wood paired well with the crab salad that was salty and grainy and not as delicate as the wine. The wine paired better with the tuna which was a bit overcooked but tasty. Both aroma and flavor, especially the hints of oak, developed as we ate and the wine was delicious as sipping wine after lunch too. The smoothness and light body make this wine ideal for lunch and sipping. Although over our price point ($15) for a bargain wine it was excellent and I recommend it. Don’t over chill for the best flavor.

    Comments:Purchased from a Sidney, Australia wine shop and consumed in the Britannia Restaurant on board the Cunard Queen Mary 2.

Alcohol: 11.5%

Bar code: 9 319011 000185

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