Jim Barry

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 Clare vale Co-operative, Jim Barry became a pioneer of Australian table wine. He then went on to establish Taylors Wines in 1969.

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Jim Barry 'The Lodge Hill' Shiraz 2016
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93"Bold blackberries and plums framed in gently earthy notes and fragrance. The palate delivers a smooth, elegant and supple feel, where red plums meet mulberries in a fresh and neatly groomed mode. This has immediate appeal and medium-term aging potential."
Item Number: 30567
Case: $179.40

Jim Barry 'Barry Brothers' Blend 2015
88  Wine Advocate 
Australian Wine Companion 90 A rush of mulberries and blackberries then comes spice, florals and coffee grounds with a whiff of eucalypt. The palate is finely tuned, medium-bodied with supple tannins and some grip on the finish.  Wine Advocate 88 Blended of 65% Shiraz, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and
Item Number: 25643
Case: $179.40

Jim Barry 'McRae Wood' Shiraz 2013
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Perfumed red and black fruit flavors have a licorice edge, with toast and dark chocolate details and plush, toothsome tannins. Drink now through 2030"
Item Number: 25514
Case: $251.70
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Jim Barry 'The Cover Drive' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
This wine shows a brooding dark red color in the glass. The nose boasts of aromatic blackberry and blue fruits with refined hints of bay leaves and mint. A great line of acidity drives through the wine supporting talcy ripe tannins. Flavors of blackberry and mulberry shine from the medium bodied
Item Number: 25044

Jim Barry Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 2017
94  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 94 Jim Barry planted this vineyard at the end of the 1970s, on a ridge rising to 1,575 feet, the north-facing slope devoted to shiraz, the south face to riesling. It grows on loam over clay before hitting slate bedrock, a vertical uplift that allows water to drain down through it. In

Jim Barry 'The Lodge Hill' Shiraz 2015
92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 92 Tasted blind, in the same panel tasting as Jim Barry The Armagh 2013, this wine earned more unanimous praise and provided plenty of richness and intensity. It may be a less ambitious wine, but it is no less beautiful, its power delivered in scents of aged beef, pressed rose petals

Jim Barry Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 2016
Wine Spectator 91 #33 of Top 100 of 2017 This wine shows a brilliant pale straw color in the glass. The nose lifts with aromas of lemon tart, ginger and citrus blossom. The palate is tightly wound with intense lime fruit at its core. A wine with great power and drive, the complexity of layers

Jim Barry 'The Lodge Hill' Shiraz 2014
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "This juicy, medium-bodied Shiraz is filled with mouthwatering cherry-berry fruit. Some silky tannins provide structure, but this is much more about the here and now than any sort of cellaring. The fruit persists through the finish, joined by hints of herbs and bacon. Drink

Jim Barry 'The Cover Drive' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
91  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 91"A classic Coonawarra style of cabernet, this presents ripe currant fruit in a clean, spicy arrow of flavor. Light touches of eucalyptus follow the fruit through a dry finish. Fresh and lasting, this is an approachable cabernet for rack of lamb."

Jim Barry 'McRae Wood' Shiraz 2012
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Vivid ruby. Ripe dark berries, violet and pipe tobacco on the nose, complemented by a smoky accent and a hint of peppery spices. Broad, fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors that spread out and gain in energy on the back half. The gently

Jim Barry 'The Cover Drive' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "A blend of Clare Valley and Coonawarra fruit, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon The Cover Drive opens to a very minty black and red currant nose with tons of cloves, cedar and exotic spices. Full-bodied and concentrated on the palate with plenty of

Jim Barry 'The Lodge Hill' Shiraz 2013
" Presents a bold inky red hue with a bright purple edge. On the nose a backdrop of lifted violet and floral aromas are complemented by bright notes of plum and blueberry. A luscious palate of blood plum, mulberry and cranberry are at the forefront. This drives through to chalky fine grained tannins

Jim Barry 'The Cover Drive' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Jim Barry ‘’The Cover Drive’’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is a blend of select parcels of fruit from family-owned Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Clare Valley that are blended to produce a wine that is rich, soft and approachable. A deep garnet in color, this Australian red offers aromas of cassis,

Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2012
A juicy, fleshy palate is supported by ripe cherry and blackberry fruit. This is delicately built with fine, lingering tannins - wrapped up in integrated, well seasoned oak. A wine that is ready for immediate enjoyment with a view to cellaring for 7 to 10 years from vintage -Winery

Jim Barry 'The McRae Wood' Shiraz 2010
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 The McRae Wood Shiraz has pleasingly vibrant black and blue fruits scents with a hint of mint, chocolate, and some rose plus smoky bacon accents. Medium to full-bodied with medium-firm, fine tannins, the palate is rich with a great fruit core

Jim Barry 'The Lodge Hill' Shiraz 2011
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2011 The Lodge Hill Shiraz has lovely black berry and red cherry aromas with hints of black pepper and violets and just a touch of Provence herbs on the nose. Medium-bodied with a low to medium level of chewy tannins, it offers a nice

Jim Barry 'The Cover Drive' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon shows off a vibrant, ripe, black cherry and red plum core with notes of cloves and vanilla plus a hint of spice. Medium to full-bodied with medium levels of finely-grained tannins, it has a crisp acid line,

Jim Barry 'The Lodge Hill' Shiraz 2010
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Lodge Hill Shiraz gives notes of black cherries, blackberries and black plums over freshly cracked black pepper, dried Mediterranean herbs and lavender. Medium to full bodied and with very crisp acid, it fills the mouth with vibrant berry

Jim Barry 'The Cover Drive' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 The Cover Drive Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon presents intense cassis and blackberries aromas with hints of pencil shavings, cloves and bay leaf. Medium-full bodied, it has a medium level of grainy tannins, lively acidity and mouth-filling,

Jim Barry 'The McRae Wood' Shiraz 2006
Australian Wine Companion 95 "Has a very different flavour register to that of The Armagh; notes of red fruit and mint accompany black fruits; the medium- to full-bodied palate is very supple and smooth."

Jim Barry 'The Cover Drive' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "The fruit for Jim Barry-s 2008 Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon comes from 50% Clare Valley and 50% Coonawarra. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives pronounced aromas of eucalyptus, warm blackberry and crushed blueberries with some cinnamon and cloves plus a whiff of cedar. Medium

Jim Barry The Armagh 2004
98  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 98 "One of the most colossal wines in all of my tastings was Jim Barrys 2004 Shiraz The Armagh, a 100% Shiraz aged 16 months in French and American oak. It is an opaque purple-hued, super-intense effort displaying great precision and richness. Notes of melted asphalt, acacia flowers,

Jim Barry 'The Lodge Hill' Shiraz 2009
"This wine has deep, dark red/black hues, lifted aromas of mulberry, raspberry, coffee and kirsch. The bramble, chocolate, methol and rosemary flavours that fill the mouth are present in abundance, with delicate, sensual and ripe tannins playing a structural role. This wine is ideally suited to good

Jim Barry 'The Cover Drive' Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88 "Bright and lively. A juicy mouthful of currant fruit, with hints of savory herbs as the finish lingers nively against fine tannins." ~H.S.  "This wine shows inky, deep red colour, with a nose of black cherry, briary fruit and dark chocolate. The palate is medium to full

Jim Barry 'The McCrae Wood' Shiraz 2004
91  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 91 "The 2004 Shiraz 'The McRae Wood' spent 17 months in predominantly American oak and was bottled unfiltered. It is a glass-coating inky purple with an expressive bouquet of pain grille, pepper, pencil lead, bacon, and blueberry. Intense, mouth-filling and structured, it will