Jim Barry Wines

Jim Barry Wines

The late Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry. He was the first qualified winemaker to work in the Clare Valley of South Australia and with his wife, Nancy, built a successful wine business which has produced trophy-winning wines since its establishment in 1959. Today, the company is headed by Jim’s second son Peter, who took over from his father as Managing Director.

Peter has further extended the company’s vineyard holdings to the extent that they are now totally self-sufficient for the needs of their various brands. They own 10 vineyards in the Clare Valley covering 200 hectares and a further 14-hectare estate in the Barossa Valley, giving them access to prime quality fruit with which to create and develop premium brands. The business has acquired much more of an international feel under Peter’s stewardship and 50% of production is now destined for overseas markets.

Central to the winery’s fame has been a series of super-premium wines from special vineyard sites which produce outstanding examples of the relevant varietal or blend of varietals. McRae Wood Shiraz, for example, is made from a 70-acre piece of land which Jim Barry purchased from Duncan McRae Wood in 1964, knowing that it would be an ideal site for top-class Shiraz. It was his first vineyard.

The Armagh is another premium Shiraz, the pick of the Jim Barry range, and this takes its name from a patch of lush, rolling farmland which so reminded early Irish settlers of their Ulster homeland that they named it Armagh.

The philosophy of the estate is to locate vineyards capable of producing exceptional quality fruit and then to retain all of that quality in the winemaking process. It is also a policy to hold these wines in reserve until they are ready to drink, a laudable objective which requires significant investment. Although these top wines can be drunk on release it’s fair to say that all have considerable development potential over many years in bottle.

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Wine Advocate96+/100
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BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £875.00
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £950.00
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1 case £1,250.00
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2009 Jim Barry, The Armagh Shiraz, Clare Valley, Australia
Red
2009
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Dry
14.6% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £900.00
BBX
2004 Jim Barry, The Armagh Shiraz, Clare Valley, Australia
Red
2004
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Dry
15.0% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £170.00
BBX
2016 Jim Barry, The Florita, Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia
White
2016
Lay down
Full Bodied
Dry
12.0% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £1,025.00
BBX
2012 Jim Barry, The Armagh Shiraz, Clare Valley, Australia
Red
2012
Lay down
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £1,050.00
BBX
2008 Jim Barry, The Armagh Shiraz, Clare Valley, Australia
Red
2008
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Dry
14.6% Alcohol
Wine Advocate99+/100
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BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
New To BBX
2 cases £650.00
New To BBX
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £725.00
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £850.00
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £899.00
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BBX
2010 Jim Barry, The Armagh Shiraz, Clare Valley, Australia
Red
2010
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Dry
14.6% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £1,000.00
BBX marketplace BBX 1 x 150cl magnum BBX
1 case £750.00
BBX
2016 Jim Barry, The Armagh Shiraz, Clare Valley, Australia
Red
2016
Lay down
Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
Berry Bros. & Rudd BB&R 6 x 75cl bottles BB&R
Limited availability En Primeur
1 case £990.00
Limited availability En Primeur
BBX
Bid
2018 Jim Barry, The Armagh Shiraz, Clare Valley, Australia
Red
2018
Lay down
Full Bodied
Dry
13.6% Alcohol