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    Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 2005
    Syrah/Shiraz - Clare Valley, Australia

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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 The Wine Advocate, 95 Wine Spectator, 95 Australian Wine Companion

    Region: Clare Valley, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Boutique Wines, Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 97508

    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.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Jim Barry's flagship is the famous Armagh Shiraz. The 2005 Shiraz "Armagh" was sourced from a vineyard planted in 1964 on its own roots. It spent 18 months in French and American oak and was bottled without fining or filtration. It has an alluring bouquet of cedar, Asian spices, pepper, boysenberry, plum, and blackberry. This leads to a full-bodied yet elegant Shiraz with a velvety texture and impeccable balance. It offers up gobs of ripe fruit flavors, serious depth and concentration, and a very long finish. It will continue evolving with an additional 6-8 years of cellaring and drink well through 2035.

    96 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Rich, ripe and beautifully focused on its boysenberry, pomegranate and rhubarb flavors, which persist through the long, expressive finish. The firm tannins get a bit of a grip on the finish. Needs cellaring to soften. Best from 2011 through 2020.

    95 Points
    Wine Spectator

    A dark multi-layered shiraz, with layers of fruit, minerals and a slightly briary savoury edge; has marked nervosity, power and depth; opens slowly, but has a long story to tell.

    95 Points
    Australian Wine Companion
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