Tim Adams The Fergus Grenache Blend offers up loads of lifted red berry aromas and flavours of Tempranillo, with further complexity of Grenache spiciness. Malbec adds mid palate richness and flavours of berries and violets. It is a mouth filling wine that may be kept for up to 10 years, and will pair nicely with duck, turkey, lamb and gamey meats.
Tim Adams is one of the ‘Best of the Best’ wineries, 5 red stars James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
“Tim Adams makes some of the best and best-value wines from the Clare Valley. There is a distinctive individuality about the wines, and no more so than The Fergus. This is a delightfully friendly blend of Grenache, Tempranillo and Malbec. The influence of the Tempranillo is profound, while the base of Grenache provides that lifted rose petal perfume. It is not a big wine and has lovely elegant medium weight that makes it so appealing. 91/100.” – Ray Jordan, West Australian, April 2016.
Back in 1993 when Clare Valley winemakers were suffering a desperate shortage of Shiraz and Cabernet grapes, Tim Adams Wines convinced a neighbour, Fergus Mahon to sell them his entire crop. And in appreciation they labelled the wine The Fergus. Tim Adams The Fergus Grenache Blend 2008 with it’s wonderful red berry flavours and a nice spiciness from the Grenache component is an ideal wine with gamey meats, duck or lamb. David Ellis, Daily Mercury January 2011
Tim Adams Wines was originally born of a partnership between Tim and Pam and local coopers, Bill and Jill Wray, in 1984. The business was to make wine and small oak casks. This first year fell in the middle of a grape shortage, but fortunately the budding company was able to beg 10 tonnes of Shiraz from a good friend and neighbour. 1986 saw the first release of wine under the ‘Adams and Wray’ label, but the partnership was later dissolved in 1987, with the young couples choosing to focus on their respective passions. The families are still good friends to this day.