Jim Barry

The Lodge Hill Clare Valley Shiraz

8.783 ratings
8.77 pro ratings
Clare Valley, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Rocio Alicia Gonzalez

Wow

Jul 19th, 2017
Pierpaolo Petrassi MW

Master of Wine; Head of Beer, Wine & Spirits Waitrose

9.0

A legend from the Clare and very fetching in its new livery. Big & opulent but never losing its balance. One of the Barry boys best.

A legend from the Clare and very fetching in its new livery. Big & opulent but never losing its balance. One of the Barry boys best.

Jul 12th, 2015
Stephen Howell

Cellarbrations at Cottesloe Western Australia, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)

9.0

Warm spice and oak. Soft crumbly tannins, bright fresh fruit and a great complimenting acid. Very solid.

Warm spice and oak. Soft crumbly tannins, bright fresh fruit and a great complimenting acid. Very solid.

Feb 20th, 2015
Simon Gilligan

Am appreciating the red cherry angle more these days. Nice.

Am appreciating the red cherry angle more these days. Nice.

Jul 29th, 2014
Shayne Adam

Nice fruit & length - 2012 Vintage

Nice fruit & length - 2012 Vintage

Jul 16th, 2020
Brian Nickerson

Reminiscing again. Hard to believe that this was once considered a special wine purchase. Not in my wheelhouse anymore.

Reminiscing again. Hard to believe that this was once considered a special wine purchase. Not in my wheelhouse anymore.

Jan 18th, 2018
Cathy Gilbert

Opens up nicely

Opens up nicely

Aug 25th, 2017
William Michael

When I think Shiraz this is a perfect example great wine and great price! Well made

When I think Shiraz this is a perfect example great wine and great price! Well made

Jun 12th, 2017
Alexander Markowski

Decent but light Shiraz. Jim Barry makes better ones (McRae wood comes to mind) but they are also pricier.

Decent but light Shiraz. Jim Barry makes better ones (McRae wood comes to mind) but they are also pricier.

Dec 17th, 2016
"Odedi"

Inky in color with a red rim.

Nice nose of white flowers, blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, vegetables, asparagus, spices, leather, smoke, barnyard, dust, earth, eucalyptus, black pepper and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cherries, plums, oak, earth, vanilla, licorice, cloves, leather, green pepper, chocolates, smoke, bitter herbs, peppercorn and Mediterranean spices.

Medium finish with firm, green tannins and black pepper.

This is a harsh Shiraz from Clare Valley in South Australia. Enjoyable with food, but not just by itself. It has nice complexity and balance.

Needs 90 minutes in a decanter to fully open up, but drinkable right out of the bottle.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Inky in color with a red rim.

Nice nose of white flowers, blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, vegetables, asparagus, spices, leather, smoke, barnyard, dust, earth, eucalyptus, black pepper and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cherries, plums, oak, earth, vanilla, licorice, cloves, leather, green pepper, chocolates, smoke, bitter herbs, peppercorn and Mediterranean spices.

Medium finish with firm, green tannins and black pepper.

This is a harsh Shiraz from Clare Valley in South Australia. Enjoyable with food, but not just by itself. It has nice complexity and balance.

Needs 90 minutes in a decanter to fully open up, but drinkable right out of the bottle.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

Oct 27th, 2016