Jim Barry Clare Red Shiraz Cabernet 2011 CONFIRM 2011 VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia
This traditional blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect introduction to the inimitable Jim Barry style of hearty yet approachable red wines. A rich panoply of ripe red fruits is set against a background of Clare Valley chocolate box assortments and integrated oak. The grapes originate from the estate's own vineyards, from vines husbanded by the Jim Barry family. Devotion to the land, coupled with sustainable vineyard management and father to son winemaking traditions, all play their part in the vinification of this immensely satisfying wine.
From the family owned Jim Barry vineyards in the Clare Valley, this Shiraz exemplifies the richness and intensity of fruit grown to long established sites. The Jim Barry vineyards feel the full force of summer heat, which results in optimum ripening conditions, tempered by cool summer nights that are prevalent in the higher altitude vineyards. This unique combination achieves intense regional expressions and generous flavours in the fruit. Warm days and cool nights throughout the growing season enable the fruit to ripen slowly and to develop prominent varietal characters. The final wine is aged up to a year in a selection of seasoned American and French oak.
Dark red plum in colour. Aromas of violets and spice, musk and boysenberry with underlying characters of cedar, liquorice and roasted fennel. The palate offers juicy drinking pleasure with balanced flavours of blueberry, spearmint and raspberry. As the wine breathes, leather, dark spice and cinnamon flavours, well rounded integrated tannins with length and persistence of flavour.
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