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.
JANE FAULKNER - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
65% shiraz/35% cabernet sauvignon heads down a savoury route: saltbush, toasty oak, soy sauce-umami flavours and warm earth but also spiced dark plums in the background. Plush, ripe tannins, oak on full-throttle, full-bodied yet not heavy as it glides across the palate.
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Deep, rich red/purple colour, the bouquet smoky, spicy and sooty, thanks to the dominant shiraz and possibly some American oak in the barrel mix. The wine is medium to full-bodied and rounded, with soft texture and lots of fleshy extract, which gives a satisfying mouth-feel. A very good wine, high on drinkability. (65% shiraz, 35% cabernet sauvignon. Peter Barry's favourite 'personal blend')
GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT
PB for Peter Barry, who’s a bit of a card. Savoury and saline style, toast, blackcurrant and blackberry, black olives, sage and mint. It’s full-bodied, thick and quite tannic, certainly has some grip and shape, and a distinctly savoury salty roast meaty flavour, with toasty oak mixing it up with plums and berries. Finish is tannic and sticky, with some brighter berry fruit and aniseed pushing through. Bold style, but done well.
A very rich and assertive blend that has intense dark-berry aromas with earth and chocolate notes, as well as a gently tarry and spicy thread. The palate has assertive tannins and a rich, ripe core of plums and blackberries. Drink or hold. Screw cap.