Jim Barry Clare Valley 'The Veto' Shiraz 2013
Opaque dark purple appearance, very bright with a pink rim
Classic bold and richly ripe bouquet with fresh and baked blueberry, blackcurrant and mulberry fruits, new leather and spice, brown sugar and lots of toasty wood suggestions. On the palate - dry, ripe, fruity, spicy and bold - a dry wine with plenty of ripe and sweet red and black fruit flavors, some licorice and chocolate, mild pepper notes and moderate+ use of oak; Medium tannins and medium+ acidity. Overall a classic example, well made and pushing lots of Shiraz buttons.
Jim Barry Coonawarra 'The Veto' Cabernet 2013
Almost Opaque with dark red and purple appearance, very bright with a purple rim
Dark berry fruit aromas with blackberry and baked plum suggestions up front, dried herb and hay like Cabernet aroma followed by oak with a medium toast impact; overall masculine and statesman like without being overbearing. On the palate - dry, firm tannins, medium+ acidity and youthful with plenty of bite from the oak; blackberry fruit flavors return with baked plum and dark spices and even a little tobacco. Medium+ length - a well made wine with 2+ years integration time ahead and 5+ years cellar potential.