Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 2009 750ml
96 - Robert Parker
Winemakers Notes: The name of Armagh was bestowed by the original Irish settlers who arrived in 1849, and named the lush rolling hills after their homeland. The vineyard was planted by Jim Barry in 1968 and yields less than two tonnes per acre. The soil is sandy-gravel and receives an average rainfall of 600mm per year. The vineyard lies on a north-west facing slope which acts as a natural sun trap, ensuring the fruit is always fully ripened when picked.
Crimson red with a magenta hue in the glass, this wine opens with intense aromas of rich dark fruit, mocha, and garden herbs. The palate displays rich black cherry and blackberry fruits with mocha like oak and hints of aniseed. A wine of great complexity and power, finishing firm and oaky with persistent sweet fruit length.
Origin: Clare Valley, South Australia