Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 2004
|Region||Australia, South Australia, Clare Valley|
The 2004 Armagh is black-purple in colour. It displays a nose of lifted, aromatic, blueberry/blackberry cassis, cedary oak, spice and complex, underlying savoury characters. The palate is huge and dense, with fully integrated oak, yet still featuring complex fruits of plum, blackcurrant, blackberry and black cherry. It shows deep, brooding consistency, with the flavour and texture of chocolate mudcake. This wine is ideal for long term cellaring. We suggest that the wine is allowed to 'breathe' a minimum of two hours before being consumed to fully appreciate the distinctive flavours and aromas.
Bright and jazzy, with a red pepper edge to the cherry, green olive and spice flavors. The harmonious flavors linger against very fine tannins and lively acidity on the long finish. Drink now through 2014. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 75 cases imported.