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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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About

91

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
Ratings

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
Features
Taste citrus, mineral, vanilla and floral
Nose mineral, citrus, lemon peel and smoke