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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Jim Barry Shiraz McRae Wood 2004
Jim Barry Shiraz McRae Wood 2004
(search item no. 92866)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1998 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a big, full-bodied Shiraz, showing colors of inky, deep red and purple hues. The nose displays ripe red/black fruit aromas, floral notes, strawberries, black cherry, raspberry, sweet fruity oak, charry and black pepper. The palate is rich and concentrated, with plummy, licorice, cherry, blackberry and some charry, toasty oak. The tannins are finely grained and well integrated.

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About Jim Barry:

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.