Jim Barry ‘The Armagh’ Shiraz 2013
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 low yielding vines produce less than 27 hectolitres per hectare.
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.
According to Markus del Monego MW
‘Intense purple colour with violet hue and black core. The oak is still a bit upfront but will probably melt down with some age. Displaying a rather opulent yet slightly closed nose with ripe fruit, blackcurrants and blackberries, mulberries and elderberries, elegant toasting aromas and hints of cold smoke. On the palate rich yet elegant with complex approach, dark berries and black stone fruit, distinct toasting flavour backed by ripe tannins and mild acidity. A wonderful wine with lingering fruit and toasting aroma in the finish, excellent length and promising potential. Rating: 97’
Region: Clare Valley
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Food pairing: BIg beefy flavours, roast red meat and open fires, or barbecues to dream of!