Must-try 2011 McLaren Vale Reds

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Received opinion states that Australia 2011 is a vintage best avoided, but although a washout summer did ruin the year for many producers, it is more of a mixed bag with some surprising gems – particularly in McLaren Vale, says Huon Hooke. See his top 12 here...
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Kangarilla Road, Scarce Earth Project Shiraz

Kangarilla Road, Scarce Earth Project Shiraz
18.5/20pts (95/100pts)
A bouquet of dusty earth and pepper/spice savoury aromas, with chocolate and cedar. Full-bodied and solid, tannic and robust, with a big, firm finish that rolls on and on. This is a whopper, with a fruit-sweet core wrapped in dense tannins.
Price: N/A UK
Drink 2016–2036
Alc 15%