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2013 Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz

2013 Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz

$321.00 Per Bottle

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$320.00 (Buy 6 or More)

Clare Valley
2013
750ml
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$321.00
Clare Valley
2013
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Certain names resonate strongly within the halls of Australian wine history. Jim Barry is one such name. It was Jim Barry's drive and community spirit that helped shape South Australia's Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and cemented its place as one of Australia's premier wine regions.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • The name of 'Armagh' was bestowed by the original Irish settlers who arrived in 1849 and named the lush, rolling hills after their homeland. In 1968 the vineyard was planted by Jim Barry and yields less than two tonnes per acre. The soil is sandy gravel and receives an average rainfall of 600mm per year. The vineyard lies on a north-west facing slope which acts as a natural sun trap, ensuring the fruit is always fully ripened when picked.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    An inky red with a magenta hue in the glass, this wine opens with intense aromas of rich dark fruit, sweet and savoury spice, dark chocolate and dried herbs. The palate displays concentrated dark fruit flavours of blackberry and cherry, supported by liquorice and creamy mocha oak. Well weighted with firm, fine tannin in support of the abundance of persistent, lively flavour. A wine of great power, length and poise.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Jim Barry Wines is a family winery based in the Clare Valley of South Australia. The company was founded in 1959 by Jim and Nancy Barry. The company is now owned and managed by Peter Barry, a second generation family winemaker. Jim Barry Wines is home to some of Australia's favourite wines such as The Armagh, The McRae Wood, The Benbournie, First Eleven, Pb, The Cover Drive, The Lodge Hill Shiraz, The Barry Brothers, The Florita, The Lodge Hill Riesling and Watervale Riesling.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    JOE CZERWINSKI - WINE ADVOCATE


    Never the flashiest or most opulent Shiraz, The Armagh endures as a savory classic. The 2013 Shiraz The Armagh continues in that same vein, with scents of roasted meat, scorched mulberries and hints of vanilla leading the way. It's dense, concentrated and full-bodied, with supple (almost creamy) tannins that conceal much of their power in their ripeness, without the wine ever seeming too ripe, too oaky or too fruity. Those tannins linger and turn to silk on the long finish, picking up lively red berry and orange zest nuances. Good stuff.

    96 POINTS

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    A powerhouse release. It rips, it churns, it impresses and most all: it gets on with business. Dense black berried fruits of various persuasions, coffee-cream oak, sprinkles of dried herbs and a surge of flavour and tannin to close. It's like admiring a big sea; the power complete with the glory.

    95 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Deep purple/red colour with a fresh, super-ripe, fruit-driven bouquet of blackberry, cranberry and black cherry. Some spices and even a hint of pepper. It's tight and firm on the palate, a little young right now but with lots of potential. Ripeness is excellent, and the wine is not a blockbuster but on the more elegant side of the scale. Very good.

    94 POINTS

    JEREMY OLIVER


    Rather closed but deeply flavoured, this powerful and profoundly ripened young shiraz just needs patience. Its spicy, earthy aromas of fiery red berries, dark plums and cedary oak open to reveal rustic and leathery development. Firm and grainy, with a fine length of densely packed, spicy fruit and genuine structure, it’s presently quite lean and introverted, although there’s a faint jamminess throughout. It slowly unfolds more volume and fruit sweetness and will certainly flesh out considerably with time. Date 2016-09-29

    94 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    Rich and black fruited, dried mint, creamy coffee nougat oak, spice and a dusting of pepper. Full bodied, but only just, with red and black berries, dried mint and sage, toasty oak, firm grainy tannin and well-settled fresh acidity. Finish is toasty and lively, with serious length of flavour. More to come.

    94 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    Ripe but pretty aromas of blackberries, plum essence and cassis meet with licorice and chocolate as well as undertones of orange peel. Full body, grainy and intense tannins and a charcoal-like, long finish. Drink in 2019. Screw cap.