Tim Adams “The Fergus” 2007

Tim Adams The Fergus 2007

We used to have a dog called Fergus, which is kind of apposite because this looks like one of his breakfasts: a blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mataro. Three classic blends in one. A cheapie from Dans – about $18 from memory. I did have the choice of 2006 and 2007, but favoured the latter because if it did prove to be a good wine I would be more likely to be able to buy more. In the end, it didn’t turn out to be a problem. Sweetly spiced, with nougat and cherry liqueur. The palate is sweet too, cherry fruits wrapped in cuddly tannins, and a confectionery edge. The flavours fade very quickly, and it is a bit chemically, raw and hard on the finish. Cannot say this one grabbed me. 14.0% abv. 80 points.

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