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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 2005
Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 97508)
boutique wine
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $159.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 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:

A rollercoaster ride of opulent fruit and aristocratic elegance. A massive attack of fruit; Boysenberry, Blueberries, Plum. Interwoven complexity; Menthol, Spearmint, Rose, Lavender, Spice.

A Pandora's box of intricacy and sophistication. The staring role; Loganberry, Blackberry, Mulberry. The supporting act; Cracked Pepper, Sage, Mint, Roasted Coffee Beans. Seamless yet structural tannin structure. Approachable, Inviting, Satisfaction, Minerality.

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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.