Jim Barry Shiraz Clare Valley Mccrae Wood 2009
I thoroughly enjoyed this deep red/purple Shiraz. While I didn't take notes on first opening the bottle, my second tasting two days after opening was excellent. Medium legs, deep red/purple coloring Peppery nose; cherry and blackberry Nice tingle on the tip of the tongue with a medium body and 30 second finish; lightly chocolaty taste of boysenberry.Add winemaker's notes
The late Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry. He was the first qualified winemaker to work in the Clare Valley of South Australia and with his wife, Nancy, built a successful wine business which has produced trophy-winning wines since its establishment in 1959. Today, the company is headed by Jim’s second son Peter, who took over from his father as Managing Director.
I thoroughly enjoyed this deep red/purple Shiraz. While I didn't take notes on first opening the bottle, my second tasting two days after opening was excellent. Medium legs, deep red/purple coloring Peppery nose; cherry and blackberry Nice tingle on the tip of the tongue with a medium body and 30 second finish; lightly chocolaty taste of boysenberry.
Two and a half glasses
Ripe blackberry with eucalyptus. Full and nice finish for price.
Jim Barry the McRae Wood Shiraz 2005 – What a blockbuster! Loads of fruit intertwined with a smoky earthiness make for a muscular wine that deserves a worthy food pairing. Deep, deep purple color foretells the heavy extraction from the ripe fruit. This is a fantastic wine and a good value for the $40 price. Must try!
Subtle tobacco taste, very deep color, wish I had stocked up and held on to it longer.
We enjoyed this wine recently. Definitely decant it though. It's very big compared to other Shiraz I've had. We loved it!
External Reviews for Jim Barry Shiraz Clare Valley Mccrae Wood
The 2009 vintage has a concentrated ruby appearance with purple hues, lifted floral aromas of boysenberry, morello cherry and white pepper. The coffee, blueberry, spearmint and cranberry flavours that fill the mouth are present in abundance, with succulent fine grained and natural tannins playing a structural role. This wine is ideally suited to good food, good friends and good conversation.
Deep purple hues, lifted delicate aromas of cinnamon, white pepper, blackberry, mocha, and liquorice. The menthol, spearmint, violet, and boysenberry flavors that fill the mouth are present in abundance, with soft, supple and structural tannins playing a supporting role.
This wine is inky in colour, with aromas of black cherry, dark plums, vanilla and chocolate. The palate is medium to full-bodied, displaying flavours of ripe black cherry, plum fruit and mocha characteristics. The fine grained talc-like tannins support a lingering velvety finish.
The 2010 vintage has a deep black red color and excellent clarity. It displays lifted notes of pepper spice, nutmeg and caraway seed with lashings of boysenberry mixed with spearmint. The palate is medium bodied and seamless with an abundance of choc-mint, raspberries and black cherries, all wrapped up in integrated, well seasoned oak. This wine is ideally suited to good food, good friends and good conversation.
Inky ruby. Explosively perfumed aromas of blackberry, blueberry, cherry pie, smoked meat and incense. Lush and creamy on the palate, which repeats the black and blue fruit qualities and gains tannic structure with air. For a wine of this size, there... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Jim Barry Shiraz The Armagh 750ml
Inky purple color. Explosively perfumed bouquet of blackberry and blueberry liqueur, licorice, fruitcake, incense and dried violet. Lush and creamy but penetrating, offering sweet, extremely powerful boysenberry and blueberry flavors, molten tannins ... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Jim Barry Shiraz The Armagh 750ml
A dark multi-layered shiraz, with layers of fruit, minerals and a slightly briary savoury edge; has marked nervosity, power and depth; opens slowly, but has a long story to tell. James Halliday. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Jim Barry Shiraz The Armagh 750ml
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