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Jim Barry Shiraz the Armagh 2012

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Deep garnet-purple in color the 2008 The Armagh Shiraz opens with intense notes of kirsch warm black cherry black raspberry and mulberry with overtones of pepper and spice and a bit of truffles and mocha. Slightly prune-like on the very full-bodied palate it is rich with lively acid and firm velvety tannins. It finishes long and spicy. Drink it now to 2028+. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

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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.

External Reviews for Jim Barry Shiraz the Armagh

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2008 06/20/2014

Deep garnet-purple in color the 2008 The Armagh Shiraz opens with intense notes of kirsch warm black cherry black raspberry and mulberry with overtones of pepper and spice and a bit of truffles and mocha. Slightly prune-like on the very full-bodied palate it is rich with lively acid and firm velvety tannins. It finishes long and spicy. Drink it now to 2028+. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2008 06/20/2014

Prune toasty wood purple fruit liquorice floral notes. Liquor cassis and berry notes fine intense tannin dark chocolate and savoury wood. A little drying sweet pruney finish. Show a minor amount of heat but covers it. No shortage of length or power.--Gary Walsh Wine Front.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2008 06/20/2014

Deep crimson-purple; the bouquet is seductively complex multi-fruit spice and oak aromas playing tag with each other; the full-bodied palate continues the game with lush black fruits and fine savoury tannins in perfect balance oak and alcohol seamlessly woven into the core of wine. The cork is good and well-inserted but will prejudice the wine post 2030. James Halliday.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2006 06/20/2014

Big rich and ripe piling layers of flavor on one another offering mineral-accented black cherry blackberry cola and spice flavors that soar through the long vivid finish. Drink now through 2018. -HS Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2006 06/20/2014

If you like a glass of red on the scale of Mount Rushmore try cozying up to The Armagh. Forget the aroma: At this early stage it s so potently reduced and medicinal you might not venture a taste which is so intense and feral that you might not make it to the finish where the wine explodes with vibrant fruit and a cloud of mineral tannin. It s the bounty of fruit that lasts that coats every pore in the mouth giving a clear impression that the wine will survive for years long enough to grow


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2006 06/20/2014

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 and a sexy note of candied flowers. Refuses to let up on the finish which echoes the sweet blueberry note and leaves spice pepper and floral notes in its wake. I find this more energetic than the wonderful 2005 and 2004 versions. Stephen Tanzers IW


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 1999 01/16/2009

Rich, dense and seductive for its layers and layers of fruit, packing in the ripe cherry, plum, berry and spice flavors, all tightly wound and waiting for more to come with cellaring. Drink now through 2012. 200 cases imported. (HS) Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 1999 Jim Barry Shiraz The Armagh 750ml



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