2017 Jim Barry The McRae Wood Shiraz

Highly Rated
A rich, complex and classic Clare Valley Shiraz that will live for years

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The Jim Barry The McRae Wood Shiraz is a beautiful wine, with aromas of ripe dark fruit and spice. There's a wonderful balance between the fruitiness and savouriness, with some bottle-age characters now coming through. While it is already several years old, it can live for much longer, and will develop wonderfully with the right cellaring conditions.

The McRae Wood Shiraz is their second-best wine, which is often overshadowed by the super-premium Shiraz known as The Armagh, one of Australia's best wines. When the grapes aren't up to standard for The Armagh, they're used for The McRae Wood instead, offering tremendous value for drinkers.

Dark forest fruit aromas, combine with nuances of spiced
dough. This is classic Clare Valley Shiraz. Blackberry compote and lightly spiced vanilla flavours. A deep and brooding core, with a moreish texture and flavour. A wine for the ages.

96 Points - "Standard vinification made irrelevant by the luscious, juicy red and black fruits that continue to seduce the palate right through to the finish and aftertaste. One of the best vintages to date. Drink by 2047." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion

93 Points - "Opaque core into a deep and intense ruby rim. Mulberry preserve, bitter chocolate and cedar shaving aromatics. Medium to full on the palate, dark berries are layered with wood spices and hints of dusty earth. Great length and whilst the tannins are firm, they sit in context with the wine to leave a pleasing dryness into the finish." - Stuart Knox (The Real Review)

Jim Barry

Jim Barry Wines is a family affair in the Clare Valley.

Founded by one of SA's most influential wine figures, this producer has been one of the most acclaimed in the region since it began in 1974.

They focus primarily on traditional Clare Valley varieties, with a myriad of laser-sharp Rieslings, powerful Shiraz and intense Cabernet blends making up the foundations of the range. With a sprawling range including everything from super-premium to top value, they are considered a cornerstone of the Clare with classic wines that develop beautifully in the cellar given time.

Now, with the third generation of Barrys - Sam, Tom and Olivia - now in charge of the winemaking, marketing and business development, there is a new energy about the brand and there are plenty of exciting new things on the horizon.

Peter, Tom & Sam Barry - Clare Valley Jim Barry

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