Jim Barry Wines The Armagh Clare Valley Shiraz 2013

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Jim Barry Wines The Armagh Clare Valley Shiraz 2013

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Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Shiraz 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Jim Barry Wines

Closure: Srew Cap

Tasting notes - 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. 

Awards
96 Pts, Robert Parker, 2016
96 Pts, James Halliday , 2018
96 pts, James Suckling, 2021

Jim Barry Wines The Armagh Clare Valley Shiraz 2013

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Complex and intense notes of rich, dark fruit, spice and
dark chocolate are enveloped by a velvety palate. A wine
of great power, length and poise.
ProducerNote
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 children Tom, 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.
Vintage
The 2013 vintage was characterised by very dry conditions throughout the growing and
ripening seasons. Fortunately, the vines had good sub-surface moisture levels to draw
on from plentiful winter rains and the fruit produced was in excellent condition.
Vineyard
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.
Winemaking
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.
TastingNote
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.
Grape
Shiraz 100%
Winemaker: Peter Barry
Region: South Australia
Subregion: Clare Valley
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%

Awards
96 Pts, Robert Parker, 2016
96 Pts, James Halliday , 2018
96 pts, James Suckling, 2021

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