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2013 Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz

Clare Valley

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Our Price: $320.00 / bottle (RRP: $350.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'A powerhouse release. It rips, it churns, it impresses and most all: it gets on with business.'
96 Points - Campbell Mattinson

  • 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.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    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.

    TASTING NOTES

    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.

  • REVIEWS

    '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.'
    96 Points - Campbell Mattinson

    '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.'
    95 Points - Huon Hooke

    '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 - Gary Walsh



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