A co-operation between Tim and Simon Adams to produce an export Shiraz targetted at the US market.
For 30 odd years Tim's been producing some of the very best wines out of the Clare Valley, first at the old Stanley Leasingham then under his highly regarded Tim Adams label. Simon did 25 years at Yalumba, the last five of them as Chief Winemaker, and was the man credited with the creation of the super-premium 'Octavius' shiraz. Between them they've seen sixty-odd Australian vintages, and at least a dozen others around the world, so it's pretty fair to say that they really know what they're doing.
A few years back they joined forces to create a wine destined for the U.S market called Adams Brothers Shiraz. The concept was pretty clever, each brother contributing the best Shiraz they could get their hands on from the region he called home.
For Simon that meant fruit from a Barossa vineyard planted by Peter Lehmann's old man in 1932 that has over the years contributed to heavy hitting wines like Grange, St.Hallet's Old Block, Rockford Basket Press and the most cultish of cult wines, Chris Ringland Shiraz. Tim turned to the dry-grown Sheoak vineyard in Clare that has always been at the heart of widely acclaimed Tim Adams Shiraz and crops less than 2 tonnes an acre. The results were seriously good and the first vintages were rapturously received.