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Jim Barry The McRae Wood Shiraz 2012


£28.74

One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £172.50

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Darkens the glass with inky red tones and a tinge of purple circling the edge. Reveals notes of aniseed, nutmeg spice and hands over to stronger perfumes of cherry, blackberry, vanilla bean and a touch of freshly turned earth. A winding arrangement of generous flavours on the palate including mulberry, dark cherry and sweet briar fruits. A soft, medium-weight palate provides a warm lusciousness

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This Shiraz honours the vision of pioneer Clare Valley winemaker Jim Barry. In 1964, Jim purchased 70 acres of prime land from Duncan McRae Wood and planted his first vineyard with Shiraz. It was an inspired choice of both grape variety and location.

Darkens the glass with inky red tones and a tinge of purple circling the edge. Reveals notes of aniseed, nutmeg spice and hands over to stronger perfumes of cherry, blackberry, vanilla bean and a touch of freshly turned earth. A winding arrangement of generous flavours on the palate including mulberry, dark cherry and sweet briar fruits. A soft, medium-weight palate provides a warm lusciousness to finish.

The 2012 vintage was nearly perfect for us and probably the best weve had in a decade. Growing conditions were ideal, with rain coming just at the right time and having a very positive effect on our vines and the quality of fruit they produced. It was particularly fortuitous that our most significant rain event during vintage 27mm came on March 1. Wed well and truly finished harvesting Riesling but the reds still had a way to go and the rain did them a power of good. It refreshed the vines and slowed down ripening leading to full-bodied reds with excellent colour and ripe tannins.

Wine has been flowing in the Clare Valley since
 1851 and is an integral part of the culture. It is one of Australias most prestigious premium wine regions famous for its Riesling and Shiraz. A tiny area accounting for less than 1.5% of the total Australian production. With its beautiful rolling hills, ideal winter
 rainfall and Mediterranean climate, the Clare Valley
 carries a unique history and winemaking heritage.

This is a well-weighted, medium-bodied, but concentrated Shiraz, which shows a beautiful purple/red colour with high clarity. It offers perfumed and floral aromas of sandalwood, marjoram and thyme. The palate has a core of sweet dark fruits including raspberry, loganberry, plum and cherry. The tannins are fine grained and carefully balanced with vibrant acidity and a satisfying finish. A wine made using the 'Jim Barry' method and as such can be enjoyed upon release but would equally benefit from a rest in the cellar to allow the wine to show some mature characteristics that come with age.

Clare Valley

17 months in 30% new oak (being 75% French and 25% American) and 70% in older oak (being one, two and three year old barrels)

Alc vol 14%

Jim Barry The McRae Wood Shiraz 2012

Jim Barry
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Data sheet

Vintage
2012
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Jim Barry The McRae Wood Shiraz 2012

Darkens the glass with inky red tones and a tinge of purple circling the edge. Reveals notes of aniseed, nutmeg spice and hands over to stronger perfumes of cherry, blackberry, vanilla bean and a touch of freshly turned earth. A winding arrangement of generous flavours on the palate including mulberry, dark cherry and sweet briar fruits. A soft, medium-weight palate provides a warm lusciousness

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