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  • Jim Barry Wines helped shape the Clare Valley as a premier wine region in Australia.
  • 2016 was an outstanding vintage across South Australia
  • "So much charm." - Gary Walsh

Tasting Notes

Colour Dark Red
Nose Beautiful lift of violets, perfume & cassis. Very classy oak, underpinned by elegant and very pretty eucaypt. Absolutely enchanting!
Palate Blue fruits and violets follow on the palate, a beautiful mix of sweet and savoury. Chalky, dense tannins surround and speak of a long future. Acid fresh and linear giving a long length.
Food Pairing Roast beef, lamb.
Cellaring 10-15 Years
Notes The beauty of this wine caused our tasting panel to become immediately enamoured.
Variety Malbec
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region Clare Valley
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.8%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
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.
Gary Walsh
Has the classic Malbec profile of plum, musk, and roses, with a little Clare Valley mint. Medium-bodied, some tobacco in there too, and a kind of water-coloured flavour profile, but scaffolded with grainy ironstone tannin, fresh acidity, and a crisp red-fruited finish of good length, infused with perfume and dried herb. It’s a fine and beautiful wine, for sure. So much charm.
Ned Goodwin MW
"This retro range is striking in its embrace of regional Clare Valley nuance, with a mid-weighted riff of firm, savoury tannins and drinkability. Gritty, even. After-dinner mint, plum and mulberry notes careen along rails of very firm, au naturelle tannins. Considerably more astringent than its cab/malbec brethren."


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