2002 Jim Barry Shiraz The Armagh

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • JH 96
  • IWC 94
  • WE 94
  • W&S 90

Reviews for 2002 Jim Barry Shiraz The Armagh

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
While we're waiting for the next release of The Amargh Peter Barry presented me with a couple of older vintages for consumers to see how they're developing. The 2002 The Amargh Shiraz was sampled from a bottle under cork... While we're waiting for the next release of The Amargh Peter Barry presented me with a couple of older vintages for consumers to see how they're developing. The 2002 The Amargh Shiraz was sampled from a bottle under cork and from a bottle under screwcap. Though I'm a proponent for neither closure the screwcap bottle was fresher fruitier and demonstrated a slightly superior texture of tighter finer grained tannins. However my note and score are for the bottle under cork which is probably the bottle in most cellars. Very deep garnet-black in color it displays a lovely choco-mint and mincemeat nose with hints of smoky bacon coffee tobacco and cumin seed. The rich full-bodied flesh is well supported by very crisp acid and a medium-high level of very silky tannins. The finish is very long lending lingering notes of mint coffee and baking spices. It's drinking beautifully now and should continue to cellar until 2020+.
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.
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.