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2011 Kangarilla Road Scarce Earth Project Shiraz

Winemaker's Notes

The McLaren Vale Scarce Earth Project is designed to celebrate and understand some of the region's best Shiraz vineyards.

Aromas of chocolate, earth and rich fruits of the forest make this a very attractive wine. It has an amazing deep colour with purple/blue hues. The richness of fruit on the palate is intertwined with the complexity of the oak and mineral structure of the wine, making this a wine you can cellar or enjoy with friends on special occasions.

The Maslin Beach vineyard is within view of the seaside, yet the vines are well protected by the sand hills and vegetation. The geology of the site is a Blanche Point Formation from the Eocene era (34-56 million years ago) which is rich in marine fossil calcareous siltstone and limestone.

Think Angus rump steak with jacket potatoes or for those of you who love game, roasted rack of venison is a delicious combination with our 2011 Scarce Earth wine.

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2011 Kangarilla Road Scarce Earth Project Shiraz

Expert Reviews

Wine Companion (2011 Vintage) says
There is simply more of everything in this wine; strong aromas of mocha, fruitcake spice, prunes and black fruits are all on display; the palate is tannic, unyielding at this early stage, with black fruits in abundance and a lingering mocha note on the long unevolved finish.
Drink by 2022
94
Campbell Mattinson (2011 Vintage) says
Pitch black colour, great intensity, an abundance of blackberried fruit flavour and seamless integration of hay- and coffee-like oak. If you want a shiraz with the lot, this is a wine for you. Citrus/orange-rind notes make an appearance too. There’s tannin here but not a great deal of it; it’s all about the black-as-night fruit, the tarry strength.
2017 - 2026
92

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