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Jim Barry Wines The Armagh Clare Valley Shiraz 2013

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Jim Barry Wines The Armagh Clare Valley Shiraz 2013

  • (cork closure)
  • Grapes Shiraz 100%
  • Country Australia
  • Region Clare Valley
  • Abv 14 %
  • BodyValue: E (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    Residual Sugar: 0.5
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/No
    Milk/Eggs: No/Yes
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Complex and intense aromas of rich dark fruit, sweet spice, dark chocolate, and dried herbs Leading to a palate of concentrated dark fruit flavours. Fine tannins envelop the abundance of fruit. This is a wine of great power, length, and poise. The iconic 'Armagh' vineyard was named after the original Irish settlers who arrived in 1849 and called the lush, rolling hills after their homeland. In 1968, the vineyard was purchased by Jim Barry who planted it with Shiraz.
  • Awards
    96 Pts, Robert Parker, 2016
    96 Pts, James Halliday , 2018
    96 pts, James Suckling, 2021

The grapes were hand-harvested and meticulously sorted before being destemmed and crushed. Vinification took place in small two tonne open top fermenters with heading down boards, which submerge the cap while gently extracting colour, flavour and tannins. Pump-overs were conducted twice a day with a rack and return once per day. Fermentation lasted eight days, before being racked to oak barrels where the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was matured for 16 months in 60% French and 40% American oak hogsheads, of which 85% were new.

Complex and intense aromas of rich dark fruit, sweet spice, dark chocolate and dried herbs lead to a palate of concentrated dark fruit flavours. Fine tannins envelope the abundance of fruit. This is a wine of great power, length and poise.

More Information
CountryAustralia
BrandJim Barry Wines
Vintage2013
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

The iconic 'Armagh' vineyard was named by the original Irish settlers who arrived in 1849 and called the lush, rolling hills after their homeland. In 1968, the vineyard was purchased by Jim Barry who planted it with Shiraz. Today these lowyielding vines produce less 27 hectolitres per hectare. The soil is sandy gravel and receives an average rainfall of 600 millimetres per year. The vineyard lies on a northwest facing slope which acts as a natural sun trap, ensuring the fruit is always fully ripened at harvest time. The Clare Valley climate is continental with a high diurnal temperature difference, producing Shiraz with evenly ripened tannins and flavour. 

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