The Barry boys know a thing or two about Shiraz, and this six-pack of Clare Valley classics is all the proof you need. Access the 2016 Jim Barry Lodge Hill Shiraz and 2016 Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz for $149 (RRP $255). From Halliday’s 2019 Winery of the Year, straight to your cellar, these are a masterclass in Clare Valley Shiraz.
In this case, you’ll find the following:
Jim Barry Lodge Hill Shiraz 2016 x 4
Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz 2016 x 2
2019 Clare Valley Wine Show - Trophy: Best Dry Red from Exhibition Section
2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards - Gold Medal, 96 Points and Consistency of Excellence Medal
2018 Perth Royal Wine Show - Gold Medal, 96 Points
2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show - Gold Medal, 95 Points
2019 Queensland Food & Wine Show - Gold Medal, 95 Points
"This is no pushover in the company of The Armagh, and it's a whole lot easier to enjoy, even though the day for each is long off. Here the fruits are rounder, the tannins following suit - even touches of red/purple fruits here. Once again, a wine to be respected. And enjoyed."
96 points, Wine Companion (January 2019)
The Clare ValleyThe Clare Valley is located two hours north of Adelaide in the Mount Lofty ranges. The region was settled by John Horrocks who encouraged his servant James Green to plant the first vines in 1842. Climate in the Clare Valley is continental with hot summers, cold winters and low rainfall that necessitates supplementary irrigation. Soils in the valley are predominantly red brown loams over shale, permitting excellent drainage. Many of the best vineyards are located at higher elevations of 400-500m on sites that take advantage of the cool breezes that funnel up the corrugation of hills from the south. The Clare Valley is renowned for its zesty fruit-pure Rieslings particularly from the sub-regions of Polish Hill and Watervale. The region also produces intense age-worthy sturdy reds from Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
Jim BarryJim Barry, named after the eponymous founding wine maker, is one of the stalwart wineries of the Clare Valley. In 1959 the late Jim Barry purchased land near the township of Clare, replanting much of it to vineyard. Under the leadership of managing director Peter Barry and sons Tom and Sam Barry the brand has gone from strength to strength. Jim Barry is best known for its flagship Shiraz The Armagh, but also produces an impressive range of wines including Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon from their vineyard holdings in the Clare Valley and Coonawarra.