Australia

Down Under's premier red grape needed time, and luck, to gain respect
Harvey Steiman
Issue: December 15, 2003

Big, ripe and powerful, but ultimately seductive, Jim Barry Shiraz Clare Valley The Armagh 2000 (94, $100) offers rich plum, cherry, pepper and sweet leather flavors. The texture is velvety and the finish sails on and on.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 2003.

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