Jim Barry The McRae Wood Shiraz 2011
The team at Jim Barry didn't produce their top Shiraz from 2011 so they could up the quality of the McRae Wood. I think that was a great move but the wine is still a representation of the season. There is menthol notes mixed with fresh cut herbs, cherries, cloves and pepper on a medium bodied palate that is a little narrow and astringent but there is enough likeable flavours to get through. I would give this another year in bottle to work some issues out and them it will be nice drinking. The tannins aren't that prominent so I wouldn't hold it for too long but the year in bottle will allow the oak to reduce.
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