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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Mr Riggs Scarce Earth Shiraz 2013

A Scarce Earth - a McLaren Vale initiative exploring and celebrating the geological climatic and soil diversity of the region - Shiraz. 

Hailing from up in Clarendon off of winemaker Ben Riggs' own Piebald gully Vineyard, itself on North and South Maslin sand. Some geological insight for you there.

Rich, hedonistic, tarry, fudgey, of molasses. 

At constraint to that: light, elegant, Redcurrant, sharp and focal red fruit, acid - no oak (as is the Scarce Earth mantra), little artifice. Shows nothing of thee 15% alcohol. Citrus edged carrying through the finish. Light and shade for sure. 93 

Tasted on: Thursday 6th October, a Flower to Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $50
Alcohol: 15%
Closure: DIAM

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