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Jim Barry Shiraz the Lodge Hill 2013
93 points James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion): Full crimson-purple; the back label proclaims that the Lodge Hill Vineyard is the highest in the Clare Valley at 440m (it isn't), and the wine has cool-grown nuances in its bloodstream; jet black fruits have rivulets of licorice, pepper and spice with banks of fine, savoury tannins.
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.
Editorial Reviews for Jim Barry Shiraz the Lodge Hill
Very floral and licorice scented when first poured from the bottle, this gains a low base of plummy fruit, lots of cracked pepper character and some lovely herbal suggestions all wrapped in a vanilla gauze. rather lighter on the palate than expected here, one finds lots of slightly tart red raspberry and cherry fruits supported by gently ripe tannins and solid acidity. There’s attractive tension in the mouth with good clarity to the fruit and fine structural detail though this is a bit on the simple side. Things get a bit more interesting on the backend and through the finish where the herbal accents of the nose become more apparent and contribute some additional complexity and the finish is quite long with very fine tart cherry and strawberry top fruits. Not a wine that’s going to really grab your attention but one you’ll be very happy drinking for the rest of the evening. The term well behaved springs to mind. 90pts
Wonderful wine making lends to the lavender floral notes with blueberry, plum and spice - mainly pepper with dusty tannins that finish slightly sweet. Rounded tannins are just chewy enough to give texture and meld with mineraly acidity to drive a medium length aftertaste. Drink now - Paul 91 points
Four and a half glasses
Acidic little beast...With that many awards on the side of the bottle, I was hoping it would be better blended. Disappointing. With a little time breathing, it became more tolerable, preventing it from being poured down the drain,
A lighter style Shiraz that blossoms. Less peppery but yummy.
Three and a half glasses
Robust fruit on the nose with aromas of plum and black cherries alongside traces of mint, vanilla, and spice. Fairly fruit forward on the palate but still with a nice level of complexity from the other flavors. Full bodied with fine, firm tannins. Lengthy finish.
The best sub $20 Aussie Shiraz I have tasted.
External Reviews for Jim Barry Shiraz the Lodge Hill
A juicy, fleshy palate is supported by ripe cherry and blackberry fruit. This is delicately built with fine, lingering tannins - wrapped up in integrated, well seasoned oak. A wine that is ready for immediate enjoyment with a view to cellaring for 7 to 10 years from vintage - Winery
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.
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.
A juicy, fleshy palate is supported by ripe cherry and blackberry fruit. This is delicately built with fine, lingering tannins - wrapped up in integrated, well seasoned oak. A wine that is ready for immediate enjoyment with a view to cellaring for 7 to 10 years from vintage -Winery
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored the 2012 The Lodge Hill Shiraz is scented of crushed mulberries black cherries and plums with nuances of cloves and lavender. Medium to full-bodied with plenty of juicy black fruit flavors supported by a medium level of rounded tannins and balancing acid it finishes with good length. Drink it now to 2018+. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Lithe and lissome this sleek style offers dark berry tea leaf and spice flavors on a polished frame lingering easily against nubby tannins. Drink now through 2018.
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