Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2016 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2016

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Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2016

SKU 14258

750ml Bottle


In South Australia’s Clare Valley wine region, the Jim Barry winery was founded in 1959 by Jim and Nancy Barry. Widely credited with helping to shape the valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and Shiraz, Jim Barry played a substantial role in cementing Clare as one of Australia’s premier wine regions. Their most illustrious wine, The Armagh Shiraz, from a single vineyard planted by Jim Barry in 1968, is an icon of Australian wine. 

Today the winery and its vineyards are owned and managed by Jim’s son, Peter Barry, along with his wife, Sue Barry, and their three children – Tom, Sam and Olivia – who are winemaker, commercial manager and brand ambassador respectively
Over 55 years the Barry family has worked to establish a mosaic of vineyards across the Clare Valley, each unique in site, soil and aspect. They also have two vineyards in the Coonawarra region, where they grow Cabernet Sauvignon on the Terra Rossa soils.

The Lodge Hill Shiraz vineyard, on the Clare Valley’s eastern ranges, has soils of rich, chocolatey loam over almost vertical sheets of rock. First planted in 1977 by the Barry family, the cracks between the rock have filled with soil, providing passage for the vine roots and free drainage - the ideal environment for low-yielding Shiraz vines. 100% estate grown fruit, 14.2% alcohol.

Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia, Clare Valley
Brand Jim Barry
Alcohol/vol 13.6%
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Wine SpectatorDetailed, with an appealing precision to the mineral-laced plum, black cherry and date flavors. Spice and black tea notes linger on the finish. The tannins are dense but polished. Drink now through 2035.

MaryAnn Worobiec, May 31, 2019
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Wine EnthusiastA sturdy wine showcasing Clare Valley's comparatively cool climes in the form of raspberry, cola, chocolate, and spicy, peppery oak characters. A lifted line of acidity makes the fruit feel juicy but there's simultaneously something heavy about the oak and tannin profile, like a thick blanket over the tongue, that weighs the wine down. Overall, a solid if not overly characterful wintery red.

Christina Pickard, August 1, 2019