Reviews for 2012 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz


95 points – James Halliday, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion

“Totally delicious, with a spring in its step more frequently encountered in cool climate Shiraz; its fruit flavours span blood plum, red cherry and mulberry, complexed by spice and garden herbs, the tannins fine and supple. Drink to 2027.”

91 points – Best Buy – Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits

“It’s clean, fragrant and relatively light weight; the purple, plum fruit has a tart, almost malice acidity, creating peppery crush of flavour.”

90 points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, eRobertParker.com

“Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2012 The Lodge Hill Shiraz is scented of crushed mulberries, black cherries and plums, with nuances of cloves and lavender. Medium to full-bodied with plenty of juicy black fruit flavors supported by a medium level of rounded tannins and balancing acid, it finishes with good length. Drink it now to 2018+.”

90 points – Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator

“Lithe and lissome, this sleek style offers dark berry, tea leaf and spice flavors on a polished frame, lingering easily against nubby tannins. Drink now through 2018.”

 

89+ points – Josh Raynolds, Tanzer International Wine Cellar

“Bright purple. Spice-accented black and blue fruits on the nose, with suggestions of cracked pepper and licorice adding complexity. Fleshy and appealingly sweet, offering ripe blueberry and cassis flavors that are lifted and sharpened by gentle acidity. Finishes on a smoky note, with good energy and dusty tannins adding grip. Give this youthful shiraz a little air if you plan on drinking it right now.”

 

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