2017 Jim Barry, Assyritko, Clare Valley, South Australia
£19.90 £18.40 per bottle
£110.40 for a case of 6 bottles
This is one of Australia’s most exciting wines of late and it is also one of the world’s finest Assyrtikos. Given that this is a Greek grape, which Peter Barry lovingly imported and painstakingly planted in Clare with no idea if it would perform, this wine is somewhat of a miracle. That I love it so much it won a coveted place in my 100 Best Australian Wines Report says it all. Sadly, this vineyard was caught up in a bush fire not so long ago, so this is a rare item, too. If you love fabulously intellectual, bone dry white wines with perfume to die for, then this is it.