Jim Barry, Armagh Shiraz, 2001

Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia

Jim Barry, Armagh Shiraz, 2001

Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia



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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Optimum Drinking: 2017-2019 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102415
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Jim Barry The Armagh 2001 is a benchmark South Australian Shiraz - purchased in its original wrappers.

A true pioneer of the Australian wine industry, Jim Barry was the first qualified winemaker to work in the Clare Valley of South Australia. Together with his wife, Nancy, Jim established his business in 1959, which was added to in 1964 by the purchase of a property with prime vineyards in the Armagh area. These vineyards became the foundation of their red wine production, culminating in the first release of The Armagh in 1985. The business remains in the Barry family, with Jim and Nancy’s son Peter now at the helm.

Under 1000 cases of The Armagh are produced each year, and only around 200 bottles make it to the UK, making it incredibly scarce. This is truly a ‘once in a blue moon’ opportunity to sample one of Australia’s iconic wines.


“...a profound Shiraz. It boasts an opaque purple color in addition to a tremendously rich bouquet of melted licorice intermixed with scents of camphor, blackberry liqueur, and new saddle leather. Massive and full-bodied, yet impeccably well-balanced, this enormous 2001 should provide riveting drinking for 15+ years.” eRobertParker.com

“Distinctive, juicy and tremendously aromatic with cardamom- and pepper-scented blackberry, cherry and licorice flavors spreading generously across the tongue, all beautifully woven together to sail on and on through the long finish. Tannins are already integrated.” Wine Spectator

“Deep colour; powerful, concentrated and chewy blackberry, licorice, leather, mocha and earth; right in the style slot.” James Halliday