Jim Barry Clare Valley Shiraz 2016
Jim Barry winery was founded in 1959 by Jim and Nancy Barry. Widely credited with helping to shape the valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and Shiraz, Jim Barry played a substantial role in cementing Clare as one of Australia’s premier wine regions. Today the winery and its vineyards are owned and managed by Jim’s son, Peter Barry, along with his wife, Sue Barry, and their three children – Tom, Sam and Olivia – who are winemaker, commercial manager and brand ambassador respectively.
The Lodge Hill Shiraz vineyards are located on the Clare Valley's eastern ranges. This was a pastoral run dating back to 1839 and purchased by Jim Barry in 1977. The soils here are rich with loam and vertical sheets of rock, idea for the roots of the vines to pass and provide good drainage. This area is beautiful with gentle rolling hills, ideal winter rainfall and Mediterranean climate.
93 points James Suckling
90 points Wine Spectator
90 points Wine & Spirits
Winery of the Year 2020 Halliday Award
100% Estate Grown
This wine has a deep red color with a magenta hue. Vibrant aromas of floral, blackberry, spice and licorice. The palate is dominate by dark and bramble fruits with a hint of warming oak. A seamless flow with well integrated tannins. Juicy dark flavors persist through the finish with sweet spice and a savory note. Matured in French oak for 12 months, drink thru 2025 13.8% alc.
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