This wine is a deep red hue in the glass. The nose opens with dark spicy fruits and blue fruits, with hints of forest floor and violets. The palate is vibrant, with lifted blue black fruits and integrated delicate oak. Juicy flow, with delicate fine boned tannins. A classic expression of the 2018 vintage.
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.
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Crushed into open fermenters with 15% whole bunches, 8 days on skins, matured in 2500l foudres for 11 months. Full-bodied but balanced, with its array of purple and black fruits encompassing plum and blackberry. Oak and tannins are on the same page, freshness from the moderate alcohol. Good prospects.
RALPH KYTE-POWELL - THE REAL REVIEW
The Jim Barry Single Vineyard wines are outside the big-flavoured tradition of Clare Valley shirazes. This example has attractive intensity of raspberry and blackberry fruit on the nose, relatively light in impact, but fragrant and moderate in tannin. It tastes gentle, dry and complete without great length