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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 2004
Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 93392)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $159.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2004 Armagh is black-purple in color. It displays a nose of lifted, aromatic, blueberry/blackberry cassis, cedary oak, spice and complex, underlying savory characters. The palate is huge and dense, with fully integrated oak, yet still featuring complex fruits of plum, blackcurrant, blackberry and black cherry. It shows deep, brooding consistency, with the flavor and texture of chocolate mudcake.

This wine is ideal for long term cellaring. It is suggested that the wine is allowed to "breathe" a minimum of two hours before being consumed to fully appreciate the distinctive flavors and aromas.

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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.