Jim Barry ‘The McRae Wood’ Clare Valley Shiraz 2013

Syrah from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 13-May-2018
Very dark, deep, near impenetrable black-red colour with youthful purple hues. The nose is refined in presentation with intensely fragrant, perfumed aromas of dark-red berry and ripe plum fruit intermixed with dark-red florals, unfolding liquorice, Asian spices and eucalyptus. The intensity and depth increases with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a a finely concentrated, intense core with elegant proportion and tightly bound flavours of sweetly ripe blackberries and dark raspberries, along with juicy plum, liquorice and eucalypt notes. Some red floral lift adds to the atomatics. The fruit is supported by very fine-grained tannin extraction hat, though is considerable, allows the fruit sweetness to feature. This has great drive and line, and carries to a very long, spicy finish. This is a beautifully rich Shiraz with a degree of refinement, but also plenty of depth and structure. It will keep a decade plus. Fruit from ‘The Armagh’ and other Jim Barry vineyards fermented to 14.0% alc. the wine aged in French and American oak. 19.0/20 May 2018 RRP $64.95

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