Jim Barry Mcrae Wood Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia 2010
From one of the greatest Australian wineries comes this wine with spicy aromas of sweet plum, blackberry and liquorice, rich fruit character and velvety tannins followed by a long, elegant finish with plums.
The 2010 vintage offers highly perfumed and floral aromas of sandalwood, marjoram and thyme. The palate has flavours of raspberry, loganberry, plum and cherry. Fine grained tannins are carefully balanced with vibrant acidity and a satisfying finish.
“Treat and store well, decant shortly before drinking” Peter Barry
Full, deep purple-crimson; a quality vineyard, correct picking date decision(s) and good winemaking have resulted in a very good medium-bodied shiraz with attractive, if unusual, clove spice and pepper nuances to the black fruits and fine tannins. A vintage get out of jail free card. James Halliday - James Halliday Wine Companion 2015 - 94 points
I’d suggest that the travails of the vintage haven’t necessarily done this wine any harm. The cool season has calmed it down and balanced it up. It tastes of black cherry, gunmetal, black pepper and earth. There’s very little sign of oak, though there are some clovey notes through the finish. It’s medium-weight and well-tempered. It perhaps isn’t quite what loyal McRae Wood Shiraz drinkers are accustomed to, but quality clearly lives here. Drink: 2015-2020 Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front - 91 points Sight: This is a big, full-bodied Shiraz, opaque and deep crimson in colour.