2009 Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz
Clare Valley, South Australia

96+ WA; 95 JH

2009 Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz


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Winemaker's Notes
"This wine is deep plum red with a purple tint. It demonstrates enhanced notes of mulberry, blackberry and boysenberry. It is bright, fresh and balanced with rosemary, sage, cinnamon, cedar and black pepper characters. The defining features of this wine are shown on the palate with fine grained, integrated tannins. Intense flavours of red currants, black cherries and liquorice are in abundance. Subtle hints of freshly turned earth and truffles linger in the background. The length of flavour and power in this wine, whilst still showing finesse and restraint, is what sets it at the pinnacle of red winemaking at Jim Barry Wines."

Technical Notes
"100% estate grown. 18 months in Frenchand American oak. 14.8% alc."
Wine Advocate
"96+ pts ... Deep garnet in color, the 2009 The Armagh Shiraz displays a more evolved black plum and kirsch character accented by notes of pencil lead, black olives and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, muscular and a little mute, it has a very taut, firm structure that shows aging promise and a long finish. As it needs some time, drink it from 2015 to 2030+."

James Halliday
"95 pts ... As is always the case, this is no shrinking violet, but it is no behemoth either; red and dark fruits, earth, spice, sap and toasty oak are on display; the full-bodied palate is lithe, sophisticated and exceptionally long; flagships can often be a caricature of a producer, but in this case it is the elegance and the power combining seamlessly. Drink through 2030."

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