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  • A luscious medium bodied Shiraz
  • Intense, fresh flavours and soft tannins
  • A well structure, balanced wine

Tasting Notes

Colour Dark Red
Nose Bright, intense aromas of dark fruits; plum, cherry, blackberry along with savoury earth and dark florals.
Palate The bright, vibrant fruits follow on the palate. Generous, sweet dark fruits through the middle, a touch of spice with rustic, grainy tannin and earthy flavours skirting the edges. Finishes dark, rugged and spicy. Plenty of interest!
Food Pairing Roasted and grilled red meats.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes Picked at optimum ripeness from the Watervale vineyard and matured in French oak, this wine shows the elegance and restraint of this cool site.
Variety Shiraz
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French & American
Vintage 2015
Region Clare Valley
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Jim Barry Wines
Jim Barry Wines is an inaugural member of Australia's First Families of Wine. Founded back in 1959 by Jim and his wife Nancy, the winery has a great track record for producing high-quality wines particular in the realm of Riesling where the two helped establish the Clare Valley as a benchmark for the variety.

Jim Barry was the first qualified winemaker in the region having graduated as only the 17th student to gain a Degree in Oenology at the prestigious Roseworthy Agricultural College back in 1947. Having worked for 2 decades at the Clarevale Co-operative, he then went on to establish Taylors Wines in 1969.

10ha of vineyards throughout the subregion of Armagh and the greater Clare Valley are key to the longevity of Jim Barry wines. The terroir of Clare Valley with its night-time temperature-drops & limestone soils makes for great Riesling and provides the necessary scid and structure to assist long-term cellaring of the reds.

Although Jim Barry passed away in 2004, the winery is in good hands with the family still very much a part of the operation. His philosophy was to make wines that are both enjoyable on release and reward long term cellaring and he was posthumously given the 'Legends Hall of Fame' award in 2014. Jim's sons Peter, Mark & John all play a part and now 3rd generation Tom (Gourmet Traveller's 'Young Winemaker of the Year 2014) and Sam work as winemaker and commercial manager for Jim Barry Wines.

Their most popular wines include the highly collectible Armagh, Benbournie, First Eleven, The Lodge Hill Shiraz, The Barry Brothers, The Florita, The Lodge Hill Riesling, Watervale Riesling and more.
Clare Valley
Situated in the Mid North of South Australia, approximately 120 km north of Adelaide is one of Australia's oldest wine regions the Clare Valley. The area is broken up into three sub-regions, the Polish Hill River region to the east, the Central Clare Valley, and the Skillogalee Valley to the west.

Often associated with some of Australia's finest Riesling the cool climate and differing terroirs have paved the way for exciting and diverse wines over a plethora of varietals resulting in wines of pure expression and great length. Home to some of Australia's most iconic wineries - cult producers like Wendouree, to Australian icons such as Kilikanoon and boutique producers like Atlas, the Clare Valley is definitely an area to keep an eye on for exciting and ever evolving wines.


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