UC RESERVE SELECTION CLARE VALLEY CABERNET MALBEC BY TOM BARRY 2018

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Alistair Cooper MW
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James Halliday's Wine Companion
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UCRC201810 UCAU
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This wine is an excellent example of the best reds that Clare Valley can produce. Made as an homage to the seldom-seen Cabernet Malbecs made by enigmatic Wendouree. Sourced from a vineyard in the upper Clare right next to this mysterious winery's home vineyards. Lovely restrained nose. Herbal notes of dried oregano and bay leaf. Blue fruits & hints of violet beautifully supported by tones of old leather. This wine will only improve with age. Continuing from the nose, dried herbs, blue and red fruits. Fantastic tannins, fine acid and a wonderful length.
This wine is an excellent example of the best reds that Clare Valley can produce. Made as an homage to the seldom-seen Cabernet Malbecs made by enigmatic Wendouree. Sourced from a vineyard in the upper Clare right next to this mysterious winery's home vineyards. Lovely restrained nose. Herbal notes of dried oregano and bay leaf. Blue fruits & hints of violet beautifully supported by tones of old leather. This wine will only improve with age. Continuing from the nose, dried herbs, blue and red fruits. Fantastic tannins, fine acid and a wonderful length.

Scores & Reviews

91 / 100

Alistair Cooper MW

A lovely aromatic combination of leafy notes and bramble fruits with a floral brightness. A cool mouthfeel with firm tannins and juicy violet tinged dark fruits with leather and spice, loads of freshness on the finish. Absolutely superb value for money.

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James Halliday's Wine Companion

Winner of the prestigious 'Winery of the Year' Award in the 2020 edition of James Halliday's Wine Companion. Jim Barry Wines has established a second-to-none hold on Clare Valley riesling; it swept all the riesling classes at the 2018 Clare Valley Wine Show. It also produces cabernet sauvignon from a 13.3ha block in Coonawarra purchased and planted in 1978. James Halliday’s Winery of the Year award coincides with the 60th anniversary of Jim Barry Wines, making it an especially significant event for this Clare Valley producer. In looking at the story of Jim Barry Wines over time, a lot has happened since the purchase of that first vineyard back in 1959. Beginning with humble aspirations to grow and sell grapes, the late Jim Barry could never have guessed how his small family business would grow – from one vineyard to 10, including some of oldest vines in the region, and with a raft of highly-rated red and white wines. Today, Jim Barry Wines is one of the Clare Valley’s most successful wineries, with shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and riesling the long-term heroes of the range, and the Greek white variety assyrtiko the new star of its stable.