Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Jim Barry 1999 “The McRae Wood” Shiraz

Jim Barry Website notes :
1999 vintage - Museum Release
"This Shiraz honours the vision of pioneer Clare Valley winemaker Jim Barry. In 1964 Jim purchased 70 acres of prime land from Duncan McRae Wood and planted his
first vineyard with Shiraz. It was an inspired choice of both grapevariety and location.
The 1999 vintage was excellent. It was a warmer year than 1998, with a dry summer and good rains just before harvest that ensured the vines were in perfect health. Years of careful cellaring has benefi ted this wine immensely.

Winemaking Notes
This is a big, full-bodied Shiraz, showing colours of deep claret red colour. Primary aromas are evident on the nose - menthol, ripe satsuma, plums and mint - while secondary aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, coffee and chocolate have also developed. The palate shows layer of complexity, with primary flavours of mulberry and blackberry, supported by hints of cashews and mocha. The palate shows excellent depth and length, with ripe, dense, structural
tannins and a fresh, acid finish."
RRP: $60
Our Price: $45 per bottle by the doz


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