Jim Barry, Armagh Shiraz, 2006

Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia

Jim Barry, Armagh Shiraz, 2006

Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia



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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Optimum Drinking: 2018-2032 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 103056
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Jim Barry The Armagh 2006 is a benchmark South Australian Shiraz - purchased in its original wooden case - it is in immaculate condition.

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.


“Deep garnet with a touch of purple, the 2006 Shiraz The Armagh has an earthy, meaty, gamey nose with suggestions of yeast extract, beef drippings and Bovril over a core of dried mulberries, plum preserves and mincemeat pie filling. The rich, full-bodied palate has TONS of fruit with a firm, fine structure and very long finish.” eRobertParker.com

“Big, rich and ripe, piling layers of flavor on one another, offering mineral-accented black cherry, blackberry, cola and spice flavors that soar through the long, vivid finish.” Wine Spectator

“Explosively perfumed bouquet of blackberry and blueberry liqueur, licorice, fruitcake, incense and dried violet. Lush and creamy but penetrating, offering sweet, extremely powerful boysenberry and blueberry flavors, molten tannins and a sexy note of candied flowers. Refuses to let up on the finish, which echoes the sweet blueberry note and leaves spice, pepper and floral notes in its wake. I find this more energetic than the wonderful 2005 and 2004 versions.” Josh Raynolds