Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 1998
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|Region||Australia, South Australia, Clare Valley|
Wine SpectatorDense, tight and generous with its toasty, spicy blackberry and cherry flavors. Focused, vivid and long, with a bite of acidity to keep things feeling fresh. This stands up straight and seems ready to march on for decades.--Australian reds blind retrospective.
Wine AdvocateThe blockbuster 1998 Shiraz The Armagh exhibits a murky plum/garnet/purple color in addition to a big, sweet nose of black fruits, earth, pepper, and spice. It reveals more tannin than the 1999 or 2000, in addition to all the concentration, force, and viscosity of the 1999. The 1998 possesses a more rugged finish, but it is, overall, a wine of greater depth and dimension. While not as velvety-textured as either of its younger siblings, it is loaded with potential. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2016.