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JIM BARRY Shiraz "The Armagh" 2016

Wine Region: Barossa Valley - Australia

Grape: Shiraz

Tasting notes: "My pick of the recently bottled vintages, the 2016 The Armagh Shiraz shows a bit more obvious oak (simply because of its youth) but also a wonderful taut tension between ripeness and acidity. The fruit here is a bit redder in profile, leaning more toward raspberries than blackberries, while still being fully ripe. Full-bodied and supple, it finishes cedary, intense and long, adding in complex, lingering spice notes." - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate

About the winery:
The late Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry. He was the first qualified winemaker to work in the Clare Valley of South Australia and, with his wife, Nancy, built a successful wine business that has produced trophy-winning wines since its establishment in 1959. Today, the company is run by Jim's second son, Peter. Expert Rating:
Wine Advocate: 97/100

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