2014 ‘The McRae Wood’ Shiraz, Jim BarryClare Valley, AustraliaVintage: 2014
*Please note this wine is available for delivery in early April 2021 and is of very limited availability*
This Shiraz honours the vision of pioneer Clare Valley winemaker Jim Barry. In 1964, Jim purchased 28 hectares of prime land from Duncan McRae Wood and planted his first vineyard with Shiraz. It was an inspired choice of both grape variety and location. The vineyard is characterised by grey sandy topsoil over a clay subsoil. The vines are trained on a single cordon to promote an even canopy and provide optimal shade. The Clare Valley has a high diurnal temperature difference, the cool nights allow the vines to produce an elegant style of Shiraz.
This 2014 Mcrae Wood has intense aromas of plum, cherry and dark berried fruits are complemented by black olive, spice and charry oak. The palate is restrained in its youth but delivers depth and concentration of fruit flavour. A wine of fantastic drive and complexity, the soft, integrated tannins enhance the lengthy finish.
Platinum Award and 97 points in the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards
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12 Mixed Bottles *
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Certain names resonate strongly within the halls of Australian wine history.
Jim Barry is one such name.
It was Jim Barry’s drive and community spirit that helped shape South Australia’s Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world-class Riesling and cemented its place as one of Australia’s premier wine regions.
Jim Barry Wines has a strong lineage. Jim himself was the first qualified winemaker in the Clare Valley, graduating with the 17th Degree in Oenology from the famous Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1947. Working for 22 years as winemaker at the Clarevale Co-operative, Jim Barry became a pioneer of Australian table wine. He then went on to establish Taylors Wines in 1969.
Wife, Nancy, proved a driving force in the formation of Jim Barry Wines and sons, Peter, Mark & John were involved in the company’s rise. Peter Barry became managing director in 1985.
Today Peter’s children Tom, Sam and Olivia work for Jim Barry Wines as winemaker, commercial manager and brand ambassador respectively. Current custodian’s, Peter & Sue Barry, are deeply proud that Jim Barry Wines is still family-owned, with three generations of Roseworthy graduates.
The Barry family name is synonymous with the Clare wine region, and their deep ties to the local community continue to this day.