Jim Barry

Jim Barry

The Florita Clare Valley Riesling 2012

See previous note from a year ago. White florals citrus aromas and a touch of talc. Interestingly the kerosene aromas from the previous tasting seem to have diminished somewhat. The palate has medium plus intensity and excellent length. Certainly The Florita is one of the more famous vineyards in Australia for Riesling where John Vickery crafted excellent long living Rieslings under the Leo Buring label decades ago. I remember having some amazing 1973 Leo Buring DWC Rieslings in the 1980s. — a month ago

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Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2020

Entry-level Chardonnay by the legendary Jim Clendenen - perhaps the most important name in Santa Barbara wine- from three different sites in Santa Barbara County—Bien Nacido, Rancho Vinedo and Los Alamos. Barrel fermented and aged for 8 months in French oak barrels. Clean, pure nose with aromas of lemon zest, minerals (crushed stone, flint) and some vanilla and buttery notes. Fresh, bright, slightly saline, with plenty of acidity and lemony flavors. Great balance. Excellent value ⚡️ — 8 months ago

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Chatto Wines

Pinot Noir 2018

Notes of Toffee Apple initially - a little reductive to begin with. Pale dirty crimson - transparent in parts - quite Burgundian in colour. A light to medium weight palate but Medium intensity. Like a good Village, verging on Premier Cru. Interesting and tasty but needing about 4 or 5 years more to develop complexity. Jim Chatto is regarded as one of Australia’s best winemakers having been in charge at Mt Pleasant in the Hunter Valley and now running his own show in Tasmania. — 2 months ago

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Jim Barry

The Lodge Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2019

Mild citrus and floral/petrol aromas (slate, ginger, citrus per MM), dry with high acidity, ready for dinner! Blind Reisling tasting w Doo. — 7 months ago

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Barry Family Cellars

Pastiche Finger Lakes Pinot Gris Blend 2019

Minerality. Apple peach. Awesome. — a year ago

paul kretzer
with paul

Ozil Frangins & Vignerons

Barry Red Blend

Al Val

Chewy, juicy, crushable sip — 2 months ago

Booker's (Jim Beam)

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Extremely smooth and easy drinking Would buy again — 2 months ago

Jim Clendenen

Estate Bottled Au Bon Climat La Bauge Au-dessus Pinot Noir 2015

The first day of opening this wine it was harsh and stuffy. I was not impressed. However, on the second day, this wine opened up and became very light and flavorful - a juicy Pinot Noir of jammy cherry and berries. — 10 months ago

Midleton Distillery

Barry Crockett Legacy Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Is hard to imagine how anything could be much better from nose to lingering finish. But, I'll keep searching for the perfect dram. — a year ago