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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Richard Hamilton, Centurion Shiraz

Richard Hamilton, Centurion Shiraz
18.5/20pts (95/100pts)
Spicy, smoky bouquet with traces of fresh earth and black fruits. Dense and fleshy in the mouth, rich and poised, with complex detail and a long aftertaste. Great balance and style.
Price: £35 Forth Wines
Drink 2013–2033
Alc 14.4%