2004 Jim Barry Shiraz The Armagh
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • JH 95
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2007
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... 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. - Jay Miller
JH 95
James Halliday - James Halliday, July 2008
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.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2008
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... 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. -HS
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2008
Inky ruby. Explosively perfumed aromas of blackberry blueberry cherry pie smoked meat and incense. Lush and creamy on the palate which repeats the black and blue fruit qualities and gains tannic structure with air. For a... Inky ruby. Explosively perfumed aromas of blackberry blueberry cherry pie smoked meat and incense. Lush and creamy on the palate which repeats the black and blue fruit qualities and gains tannic structure with air. For a wine of this size there's excellent energy and focus. Seems never to let up eventually finishing on sexy notes of black and blue fruit liqueur and sweet tobacco.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-region Clare Valley
Vintage 2004