2002 Jim Barry Shiraz The Armagh
Syrah - 750ML

  • JH 96
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94
  • WE 94
  • W&S 90

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Reg: $139.00

$149.00

This product is
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JH 96
James Halliday - James Halliday, October 2005
Dense purple-red; absolutely stuffed with blackberry prune dark chocolate and plum fruit intermingling with mocha/vanilla oak; gets away with the preposterous alcohol; very long finish.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2016
95+ Very deep garnet-brick colored, the 2002 is still very tight and a little shut down, offering glimpses of kirsch, blueberry tart, anise, cloves and incense. Firm, restrained and yet with great concentration, this... 95+ Very deep garnet-brick colored, the 2002 is still very tight and a little shut down, offering glimpses of kirsch, blueberry tart, anise, cloves and incense. Firm, restrained and yet with great concentration, this cooler vintage is still very youthful, very taut and very muscular. It needs more time, but should be a stunner. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2005
Inky dark ruby. Powerful pungent scents of creme de mure boysenberry syrup dark chocolate sweet mocha and violet face powder. Thick and mouthfilling with dense concentrated flavors of dark berry Cuban coffee (including... Inky dark ruby. Powerful pungent scents of creme de mure boysenberry syrup dark chocolate sweet mocha and violet face powder. Thick and mouthfilling with dense concentrated flavors of dark berry Cuban coffee (including the flaming orange peel) and molten chocolate. The tannins on the finish are firm but buffered beautifully by the ripe fruit. This chewy ultrasweet superconcentrated shiraz was one of the densest most powerful wines of my recent tastings.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2006
Abyss-black and adheres to the unwritten but well understood rule that Armagh must be big and bold, more appropriate for a passionate rendezvous than the dinner table. This vintage offers penetrating eucalyptus, white... Abyss-black and adheres to the unwritten but well understood rule that Armagh must be big and bold, more appropriate for a passionate rendezvous than the dinner table. This vintage offers penetrating eucalyptus, white pepper, even meaty aromas. The palate is full and rich, dealing mixed berries, plum, eucalyptus and a hint of caramel. There are lasting, grippy tannins on the back palate, with notes of wheat bread and licorice on the finish. Drink through 2014.
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2005
Juicy, jammy black raspberry and blueberry fruit give this single-vineyard wine a Port-like intensity. That sweetness is balanced by a more robust edge of tannin, the dark-roast coffee savor becoming more prominent as it... Juicy, jammy black raspberry and blueberry fruit give this single-vineyard wine a Port-like intensity. That sweetness is balanced by a more robust edge of tannin, the dark-roast coffee savor becoming more prominent as it takes on air. From 35-year-old vines grown in poor clay soil, this is a huge, super-ripe wine for the end of a meal with strong, aged cheeses.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-region Clare Valley
Vintage 2002