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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2001
Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2001
(search item no. 58318)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Want more bang for your buck? Try this spicy Shiraz, it drips with rich, ripe flavors while displaying elegance and balance not often found at this price. This is one hot pick from Australia, get it while its still around.

Widely acclaimed for their Jim Barry Shiraz stable, The Lodge Hill Shiraz is the third in the company's armoury, which also includes The McRae Wood and the fabled The Armagh. The Lodge Hill is a steal for those wanting to become acquainted with the Barry's formidable Shiraz style.

"The 2001 vintage was a beauty for Shiraz in the Clare and the Lodge Hill vineyard delivered superb fruit, so we kept it separate and decided to use it in launching this new label," said Peter Barry. "The result certainly vindicates Dad's gamble in planting Shiraz in one of the Clare Valley's coolest locations.

"It's a rich, complex, fair-dinkum Shiraz with aromas of plums and dark cherries mixing with vanillin oak, followed by juicy, robust fruit with a touch of earthiness and fine-grained tannins on the palate."

"Dark and chewy. Dense with licorice-scented blackberry and dark plum flavors, without showing much weight. Flavors persisit beautifully, picking up a woody note as they linger. Drink now through 2012."
-Wine Spectator Smart Buys

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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.