Tim Adams Schaefer shiraz


Vintage 2018.  ABV. 14.9%

Dominated by dark red cherries, plums and red berry aromas and flavours.

Just a couple of bottles of 2015 left, included in total. 95 Wine Pilot.  Complex and graceful. Now to 2030.


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Tim Adams Schaefer shiraz

A gorgeous rich, smooth and elegant wine, full bodied, savoury and super smooth.

Wafts of quality blue and black fruits.

Twenty-four months in new French oak provides perfume, spice and balance to the wine, which is dominated by dark red cherries, plums and red berry aromas and flavours.

Memorable dry tannins marking a superior palate and finish.
Further ageing in tank prior to release has melded all wine components to further enhance the prestige of this complex yet graceful wine. Patient cellaring will be rewarded, with potential to improve for up to 20 years.

This single premium parcel was selected by the winemaking team from superior rows within the Schaefer vineyard.
The must, including many whole berries was fermented to dryness on skins for seven days, and continued soaking for another 5 days prior to pressing.

All pressings were returned to the blend to increase structure and aid in ageing potential.
24 months in carefully selected new French oak in our barrel store before blending and further ageing in tank.




The opportunity to fill the cellar with mature wine at bargain prices is not something to be ignored. There are not many new releases from as far back as 2015 (both the current Hill of Grace and Grange are 2016), and precious few at just $40. So jump on board.
The Schaefer Shiraz reflects a longstanding link between two families, with Tim Adams the current vineyard custodian. They felt they had something, certain parcels within the vineyard, which qualified as unique and decided to bottle them separately. A percentage of whole berries was also included. The must was fermented for seven days and then given another five days soaking prior to pressing. Pressings were included in the blend. 24 months in new French oak, before blending and then a further stint in tank.
The immediate impression is of a wine with such a gorgeous aroma. The colour is deep red with a crimson rim, but I am betting you won’t even notice that once you get a whiff from the glass. Plums, a hint of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco leaf and dark berries. And all this continues on the palate. Good length and obvious complexity here. Silky tannins and a supple texture. Some notes of leather and cloves on the finish. Although it has plenty of time under its belt already, this is still on the way up. Be in no hurry. There is often a wine on the tasting bench which absolutely insists it then be put aside for dinner. Today, this was it. And did I mention such stunning value?