2018 Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz
The Armagh is Jim Barry's top premium wine. Jim Barry was the first to get serious about making wine in Clare Valley. The Armagh is a 100% Shiraz from a single vineyard planted in 1968 on a 400m elevation north west hill of sand and gravel.
The Armagh Shiraz was picked over a period of 7 days, starting on March 5 and ending on March 11. The 2018 vintage reflected an almost perfect growing season for the Armagh Vineyard. After a very dry and warmer than normal winter, the rain finally came just before the bud burst, with healthy autumns in August and September to kick off the growing season. Once flowering was complete, the rains returned, with 90mm in late November and early December, preparing the vines perfectly for the ripening season January and February were warm and dry, eliminating any disease pressure and promoting the production of loose clusters of small berries with an intense flavor was promoted, typical of the Armagh vineyard. Substantial ripeness and at the same time good acidity. Blackberries and eucalyptus. Fleshy. Jammy in the beginning, freshness in the finish. Soft tannins.
99/100 Suckling and 100/100 Decanter
|Type of Wine
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|James Suckling rating
|Earthy, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe