2006 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz
In 1977 when Jim Barry first purchased the Lodge Hill property, his intention was to devote the entire area to Riesling. However, there was a small area which had a gentle slope facing north, capturing the warmer conditions of the elevated site and he decided that it was an ideal place to grow a premium Shiraz. The nose is aromatic and complex, with a combination of fruit and spice: Cinnamon, White Pepper, Cajun Spices, Mocha, Liquorice and Blackberry. The palate is approachable, offering notes of Menthol, Spearmint, Violets and Boysenberry. This is ready for immediate enjoyment with a view to read more...cellaring for 7 to 10 years from vintage. (hide)
Wine.comThis wine is deep garnet in colour, with purple tints. On the nose there are intense aromas of varietal fruit, with an underlying layer of complexity. The palate shows vibrant summer berries-primarily mulberry, strawberry and boysenberry, with background nuances of rose petals and spearmint. The fine grained talc-like soft tannins support a refreshing and enduring finish. A wine developed for immediate consumption, with a cellaring capacity of 5-7 years. Suited to robust red dishes such as kangaroo, beef or lamb.
SWine Spectator 91 Points