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Jim Barry Shiraz the Armagh Syrah Wine 2002

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Dense purple-red; absolutely stuffed with blackberry prune dark chocolate and plum fruit intermingling with mocha/vanilla oak; gets away with the preposterous alcohol; very long finish. James Halliday.

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Region: United Kingdom » Armagh

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Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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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 Syrah Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/19/2014

Dense purple-red; absolutely stuffed with blackberry prune dark chocolate and plum fruit intermingling with mocha/vanilla oak; gets away with the preposterous alcohol; very long finish. James Halliday.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/19/2014

While we re waiting for the next release of The Amargh Peter Barry presented me with a couple of older vintages for consumers to see how they re developing. The 2002 The Amargh Shiraz was sampled from a bottle under cork and from a bottle under screwcap. Though I m a proponent for neither closure the screwcap bottle was fresher fruitier and demonstrated a slightly superior texture of tighter finer grained tannins. However my note and score are for the bottle under cork which is probably the


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/19/2014

Inky dark ruby. Powerful pungent scents of creme de mure boysenberry syrup dark chocolate sweet mocha and violet face powder. Thick and mouthfilling with dense concentrated flavors of dark berry Cuban coffee (including the flaming orange peel) and molten chocolate. The tannins on the finish are firm but buffered beautifully by the ripe fruit. This chewy ultrasweet superconcentrated shiraz was one of the densest most powerful wines of my recent tastings. Stephen Tanzers IWC.



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