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.
GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT
These 2016 Clare Valley Rieslings, as I like to keep saying, are very very good. Has a bit of fenugreek funk about it as a young wine, but under that it’s a thing of beauty and purity. Lime and lemon, the real river pebbles/slate/whatever-you-want-to-call-it thing you get in top Clare Valley Riesling is here aplenty. A little fennel and floral perfume, cool acidity, and immaculate length. Top shelf. .
JANE FAULKNER - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
There's so much zest appeal in this plus all the purity and class a riesling with provenance can muster. Complex with a heady aroma of white florals, aniseed and fenugreek, lemon barley water, pith-like texture, superfine acidity so it's racy, long and oh-so-pure.
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Very light colour and a youthful, restrained floral aroma. The wine is delicate, taut and dry, with a touch of austerity and lots of restraint. There are dried flower characters galore, the palate fresh and clean, bright and frisky with good acidity and loads of energy. Long finish. Excellent wine. Cellar for best results.
Floral lime, apple and pear with smoky undertones; long, tangy and briskly refreshing.
This shows lots of yellow apples and dried pineapple drops on the nose as well as hints of white pepper. The nose is closed at first, but the palate is very vibrant and delicious, showing a full body, beautiful acidity and real complexity on the finish. Needs to be left to open up a bit. Drink now. Screw cap.