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Jim Barry The McRae Wood Shiraz
Description: Winemakers Notes
The palate is restrained in its youth, whilst having the concentration and depth the McRae Wood is famous for. Maraschino cherry and blackberry fruit complements the tar and aniseed savoriness. While showing fantastic drive and power, the soft integrated tannins add a lengthy finish. Made using the Jim Barry method and as such can be enjoyed upon release, but would equally benefit from cellaring to allow the wine to show some mature characteristics that come with age.

Critical Acclaim
JH 94pts
Australian Wine Companion, I suspect this wine is in transition, and has closed down for its annual holidays; there is nothing amiss, but the black fruits, integrated tannins and oak should be speaking more clearly. Given the vintage and the provenance of the wine, sure to emerge in a year or two.
RP 91pts
The Wine Advocate, Medium to deep garnet purple in color, the 2012 Shiraz The McRae Wood reveals abundant baked blackberries, cassis and mulberries on the nose dotted with cloves, menthol and yeast extract hints. Full bodied and rich with a taut backbone of firm chewy tannins, this muscular wine finishes long and savory.
Price: $ 48.99