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Jim Barry The Armagh

$236.99 per bottle

Variety: Wine
Brand: Jim Barry
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Vintage: 2006
Alc/Vol: 15.6%
Size: 750ml
Product Code: 3622
Availability: In stock
Same Day Shipping: Yes
James Halliday rating of 96 Points for the 2006 vintage


Jim Barry The Armagh

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“The Armagh” Shiraz

The name of ‘Armagh’ was bestowed by the original Irish settlers who arrived in 1849, and named the lush rolling hill after their homeland.

The vineyard was planted by Jim Barry in 1968 and yields less than two tonnes per acre. The soil is sandy-gravel and receives an average rainfall of 24 inches per year. The vineyard lies on a north-west facing slope which acts as a natural sun trap, ensuring the fruit is always fully ripened when picked.

2006 was a very successful vintage, producing high quality wines. Conditions during the growing season were favourable with good winter and spring rains. While January was quite hot, the vines remained in excellent condition due to mild conditions in the pre-ceding months.

Vintage started quite early, with most fruit picked by the end of March.

Winemaking Notes

The 2006 Armagh is dense and purple in colour. It is an elegant and aristocratic kaleidoscope of aromas, an abundance of fruit flavours; blackberry, mulberry and blueberry with supporting complexity of mint, eucalypt, rhubarb, turkish delight and cinnamon.
The palate is a rich tapestry of enjoyment and fulfilment with flavours of raspberry, strawberry and boysenberry with the closing argument of star anise, rosemary, spearmint and clove.

This wine hand crafted with the Jim Barry philosophy to be enjoyed upon release but demands a long sleep in the cellar to allow the wine to demonstrate all that it beholds.

Clare Valley, South Australia

Wine has been flowing in the Clare Valley since 1851 and is an integral part of the culture. It is one of Australia’s most prestigious premium wine regions famous for its Riesling and Shiraz. A tiny area accounting for less than 1.5% of the total Australian production. With its beautiful rolling hills, ideal winter rainfall and Mediterranean climate, the Clare Valley carries a unique history and winemaking heritage


Variety: 100% Shiraz

Vintage: 2006

Region: Clare Valley, South Australia

Estate Grown: 100%

First Release: Vintage 1985

Oak Treatment: 17 months in French & American Oak

Alc/Vol: 15.6%

Total Acid: 6.80g/l

pH: 3.37

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