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Jim Barry Shiraz Clare Valley Mccrae Wood 2009

Member Review by talikan:

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.

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Jim Barry Wines:
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.

Member Reviews for Jim Barry Shiraz Clare Valley Mccrae Wood

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Snooth User: talikan
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4.00 5
02/15/2012

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.


Snooth User: lesbianbears
10976005
2.50 5
05/14/2012

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: jternes
40102274
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/17/2008

Ripe blackberry with eucalyptus. Full and nice finish for price.


5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/06/2009

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!


Snooth User: boncabaflu
31419216
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 12/01/2009

Subtle tobacco taste, very deep color, wish I had stocked up and held on to it longer.


Snooth User: RamseySteve
17926461
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/12/2009

Three glasses


Snooth User: mignonh
1345009
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/26/2010

We enjoyed this wine recently. Definitely decant it though. It's very big compared to other Shiraz I've had. We loved it!


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External Reviews for Jim Barry Shiraz Clare Valley Mccrae Wood

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
06/09/2012

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.


External Review
11/03/2011

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.


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Source: The Wine Buyer
10/26/2012

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.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
03/02/2012

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 03/19/2013

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


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Vintage: 2005 08/10/2011

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


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/03/2012

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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