- Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 2019 has been released on La Place de Bordeaux. It is being offered internationally for £1,920 per case.
- The wine was rated 97 points by The Wine Advocate and 98 points by Jane Anson.
- Buyers looking for value should consider the 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2018 vintages.
The Armagh was first launched through La Place in 2020, when the wine’s 2016 vintage was released. The estate did not release a wine in 2011 due to the very wet weather that year.
At this price, the new release comes at a premium to others already on the market. Buyers looking for value may want to consider the 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2018 vintages. See more pricing analysis below.
The 2019 Armagh Shiraz was rated 97 points by Erin Larkin of The Wine Advocate, who praised the ‘complex, layered and spiced’ wine.
Jane Anson awarded it an even higher score of 98 points, noting that ‘the tannins were clearly extremely well handled, giving a gentle insistence to this wine that refuses to go away and yet never overpowers’.
Fair Value analysis
Although the 2019 vintage was released at a price lower than the 2018’s opening price, it is coming to the market higher than some of its back vintages’ Market Prices. This includes the 2018, which was scored 98 points by The Wine Advocate and has a current Market Price of £1,522 per case.
The 2010, which has the same score as the new release, is available at a Market Price of £1,450 per case, 20.7% below the 2019. The 96-point 2013 and 2016 are also attractive options for buyers looking for value, available at discounts of 19.2% and 19.6% to today’s release respectively.
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