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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2005
Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 90349)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $16.29

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
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
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In 1977, when Jim Barry first purchased the Lodge Hill property, his intention was to devote the entire area to Riesling. However, there was a small area which had a gentle slope facing north, capturing the warmer conditions of the elevated site and he decided that it was an ideal place to grow a premium Shiraz.

This wine is inky, deep red in color, with aromas of black cherry, dark plums, vanilla and dark chocolate. The palate shows medium to full bodied ripe black cherry and plum fruit, subtle integrated vanillin oak with mocha richness. The fine grained talc-like soft tannins support a lingering finish.

Can be enjoyed now or will improve with careful cellaring over the next 5-7 years. Suited to robust red meat dishes such as beef or lamb.

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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.