Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz, 2012

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The iconic and renowned 'Armagh' vineyard was named by the original Irish settlers who arrived in 1849 and called the lush, rolling hills after their home County. In 1968, the vineyard was purchased by Jim Barry who planted it with Shiraz. It has, since then, risen to become one of the very best wines Australia has to offer. Regularly achieving stellar reviews and scores from the internation wine media, with a formidable reputation for its longevity and aging potential.


Deep ruby core with bricking at the rim. Wow! The concentration on the nose is quite something, pure blackcurrant leaf, cassis and a eucalypt note. So soft on the palate and really rather developed. The tannins are fully resolved (actually surprisingly so) and the acidity is vibrant and carries it beautifully. Stunning, and à point, but not sure how much longer it will go. 18/20 Points Jancis Robinson

70% aged in French Oak, 30% aged in US Oak for 14 months.

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