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Jim Barry Wines The McRae Wood Clare Valley Shiraz 2016

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Jim Barry Wines The McRae Wood Clare Valley Shiraz 2016

  • Grapes Shiraz 96%, Cabernet Sauvignon 3%, Malbec 1%
  • Country Australia
  • Region Clare Valley
  • Abv 14 %
  • Contains sulphites Yes
  • Vegan No
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry briary fruits, and perfumed violets are complemented by a lick of toasty vanillin oak. The palate is restrained in its youth but delivers depth and concentration with dark forest fruits, rich fruitcakes, and a streak of earthy goodness. A wine of fantastic drive and complexity, the delicate-grained tannins enhance the lengthy finish.
In 1964, Jim purchased 28 hectares 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. The vineyard is characterised by grey sandy topsoil over a clay subsoil. The vines are trained on a single cordon to promote an even canopy and provide optimal shade. The Clare Valley has a high diurnal temperature difference, the cool nights allow the vines to retain balancing acidity, producing an elegant style of Shiraz.

Certain names resonate strongly within Australian wine history and Jim Barry is one of them. It was Jim Barry’s drive that helped shape South Australia’s Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and cemented it as one of Australia’s premier wine regions. Jim was the first qualified winemaker in the Clare Valley, graduating with a degree in oenology from the prestigious Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1947. Founded in 1959, Jim Barry Wines is still family owned, with three generations of Roseworthy graduates. Jim’s son Peter became managing director in 1985 and today Peter’s childrenTom, Sam  and Olivia are the winemaker, commercial manager and brand ambassador respectively. Voted ‘2020 Winery of the Year' at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards they produce highly acclaimed and award-winning wines.

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