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2017 Jim Barry Assyrtiko Clare ValleyAssyrtiko from Australia


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  • 91 Wine Enthusiast
  • 90 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Made in small quantities, this is only the second vintage of this wine and so far the results are promising. The nose is heady and aromatic in tones of lemon-lime, peach juice, florals and touches of white pepper and wild herbs. A rush of racy acidity on the palate is balanced by a chalky, stoney texture. This is a refreshing, summery drop perfect for shellfish or Southeast Asian cuisine. Christina Pickard

90 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

When I fall in love with a wine when traveling, I bring back a couple of bottles. When Peter Barry fell in love with Assyrtiko on a trip to Greece, he returned and brought back some vine cuttings. The 2017 Assyrtiko is full of brine and lime zest on the nose, then offers medium body, a plump, leesy mouthfeel and a long, citrus-sherbet finish. With no appreciable track record, I'd suggest drinking it over the near term, but it could surprise.

Product Detail

Item # 116780
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region Clare Valley

91 - Wine Enthusiast

90 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2017
Color White
ABV 12.5%
Varietal(s) Assyrtiko
Size 750mL
Closure Screwtop
Taste citrus, mineral, vanilla and floral
Nose mineral, citrus, lemon peel and smoke