Clare Valley

2015 The McRae Wood Shiraz

In 1964 Jim Barry, and his wife Nancy, purchased 70 acres of prime farm land from their friend and neighbour, Duncan McRae Wood. On this special site they planted their first Shiraz vineyard.

The McRae Wood Shiraz is made from grapes declassified from The Armagh and blended with fruit from special parcels from the family’s other Clare Valley vineyards. 

Rich and intense, it was considered a modern and innovative style of wine, when it was first released in 1992. 

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This wine displays lovely red and purple tones in the glass. Rich, vibrant aromas of blackcurrant and briary fruits with hints of vanillin oak and spice. Red and purple fruits carry onto the palate supported by a rich, earthy undertone and fine silky tannins giving the wine terrific structure, great length and persistent flavour. A wine with great vibrancy in its youth with the potential to develop for many years. 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.

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