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2015 Jim Barry Single Vineyard Shiraz

2015 Jim Barry Single Vineyard Shiraz

It has a stack of flavour, all ferrous and earthy with menthol, mulberries, plums and cranberry tartness.'
93 Points - Jane Faulkner, Halliday's Wine Companion

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$167.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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  • 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.


    After the wettest winter for 15 years, the Clare Valley experienced a very dry and warm spring. 2015 saw the coolest January in over 20 years which also received significant rainfall of 100 millimetres. February was a complete turnaround, with an unprecedented series of heat waves, accelerating the ripening of the grapes.

    This single vineyard wine is sourced from the Florita vineyard in Watervale. The Shiraz block is planted on a gentle northwest facing slope where the soil is composed of a thin layer of loam over limestone. The vines are trained on a single cordon with a rod and spur to promote even canopy growth along the cordon; to provide optimal shade and to avoid crowding of fruit to reduce disease. The Clare Valley climate has a high diurnal temperature difference, which produces an elegant Shiraz.

    The grapes were destemmed, carefully sorted and gently crushed allowing a small percentage of whole berries to pass through. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel fermenters with heading down boards, which submerged the skins in the fermenting must to gently extract colour, flavour and tannins. Pump-overs were conducted twice per day, with a rack and return each day. Fermentation lasted seven to nine days before being pressed. One third of the grapes were co-fermented with 15% of whole bunch fruit to impart complexity and an aromatic lift to the wine. Malolactic fermentation occurred in tank before the wine was racked to French oak for 12 months maturation.


    This wine is a deep red hue in the glass. The nose opens with rich, bright, vibrant red fruits, supported by a core of classic Clare Valley spice. Restrained use of French oak supports the fruit. Red fruit characters follow onto palate with a fine savoury tannin. It is medium to full, with terrific length of fruit on the palate. Not your typical Clare Valley Shiraz!


    'It has a stack of flavour, all ferrous and earthy with menthol, mulberries, plums and cranberry tartness; effortlessly eases itself into a commanding position. Medium-bodied with austere, sinewy tannins needing more time to settle.'
    93 Points - Jane Faulkner, Halliday's Wine Companion