Jim Barry Shiraz McRae Wood 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Clare Valley, Australia

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Item No. 108102
  • red wine
  • JH94
  • RP91
  • ST91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

This is a big, full-bodied Shiraz, showing colors of inky, ruby red and purple tints. The nose displays intense aromas of black fruits: blackberry, raspberry and mulberry, along with hints of violets and nutmeg. The palate is dense, with flavors of plums, licorice, black cherry, coffee and spice. The tannins are finely grained and unobtrusive, while the finish shows excellent length This wine will develop even further complexity with age.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep vibrant colour; lush blackberry, licorice, mocha/vanilla flavours all coalesce on the medium- to full-bodied palate; well-balanced oak and tannins; long finish. "
94 Points

"The 2005 The McRae Wood Shiraz spent 15 months in American oak. It is opaque purple-colored with an enticing bouquet of cedar, spice box, bacon, and blueberry. Layered, with excellent depth, it has plenty of spicy, savory fruit, excellent balance, and a lengthy finish. Give it several years of additional cellaring and drink it from 2011 to 2020. "
91 Points

"Opaque ruby. Powerfully scented nose offers a suave bouquet of boysenberry, candied blackberry and smoky herbs. Broad and concentrated, with deep dark berry flavors of liqueur-like richness and texture. Subtle minerality adds energy and keeps this wine from going over the cliff of richness. Finishes with impressive cling and length, echoing the boysenberry note. This will need rich food."
91 Points

"Supple, generous and appealing for a strong peppermint quality to the red cherry and raspberry fruit. Aims for sleek texture, but the tannins get a bit raw on the finish. Needs time to settle in. Best from 2010 through 2017. 200 cases imported."
90 Points

Learn About Jim Barry Map ItMap It

From the heart of South Australia, Jim Barry was a legendary and beloved Clare Valley identity. Since 1959, Jim Barry Wines reflect the Barry family's commitment to making table wines with an emphasis on quality and enjoyment. Jim Barry's philosophy of winemaking was very simple: own the vineyards to develop the best fruit flavors possible and retain these flavors during winemaking. The rich, full-bodied Jim Barry wines distinctly embody this simple winemaking philosophy.

Learn About Clare Valley

Known for its Rieslings, all in screw cap since the year 2000, the wines of Clare Valley are distinctive. The Riesling here is dry, dry, dry. Delicate yet firm, these wines won't remind you of Germany or Alsace - they have a flavor all their own. The lime flavors and zesty acidity make the wine perfect for summer sipping or pacific rim food (aka, seafood). Notable Facts Since...

Read More About Clare Valley

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

Read More About Syrah/Shiraz

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