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.
NED GOODWIN - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
This strikes the pulpy tannic pose of the other wines in the ‘single vineyard' swag, while imparting a more finely grained ferrous tune to Cab's oiling. The Clare's bitter choc-mint is replaced with a gentle whiff of menthol, cabernet's varietal genetics otherwise on full display.
GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT
I don’t, for whatever reason, taste that much Coonawarra Cabernet these days. I’d like to see the region shine again, but the tyranny of distance (availability of labour + general isolation), and perhaps the dictates of fashion, continue to work against it, or so it would seem. Good wine here, finding some elegance and fine structure, with a mix of red and black fruits, mint, tobacco and nutty oak. Medium-bodied, bramble fruit, savoury earthy flavours, grainy tannin, and a tobacco laced finish of fair length. Nicely done. Classy, rather than exciting, if you take my meaning.
JOE CZERWINSKI - WINE ADVOCATE
The 2016 Single Vineyard Kirribilli Cabernet Sauvignon is pure, classic and precise, from its elegant opening notes of pencil shavings and cassis to the long, velvety-textured finish. It's medium to full-bodied and fruit-driven, but it retains varietal characteristics of restraint and just a touch of austerity. It should drink well for a decade or more.
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Deep red colour with a trace of purple. The bouquet is of fragrant herbs, red berries and gently toasty touches, while the palate is full-bodied and intense, with refinement, elegance and good balance. The tannins are firm on the enduring finish. A fine wine with a future.