Clare Valley

2015 The Armagh Shiraz

The Armagh vineyard was planted by Jim Barry in 1968. The vines follow the contours of the north-west-facing slopes, catching the winter rain and summer sun from many angles. The unique soil composition is sandy clay topsoil with a pebbly alluvial layer overlaying mottled clay subsoil.

Plush fruit and supple richness are hallmarks of The Armagh style. With oak behind deep, intense fruit and fine, structured tannins, The Armagh is highly prized for its consistency and cellaring potential.

From the first vintage in 1985, The Armagh has achieved remarkable success, attaining the maximum possible rating of ‘Exceptional’ in Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine.

$340.00
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Crimson red with a magenta hue in the glass. A complex and fragrant nose combining lifted elderberry and dark plum with choc mint, hints of liquorice and graphite notes. An intense palate of sweet forest floor, red cherry and milk chocolate, intertwined with notes of baking spice and aniseed. The palate is long and lingering, firm tannins with flavours of damson plumbs, blueberry compote and toasty chestnut from the oak. A wine of enormous complexity and longevity.

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