Scarce Earth

Mr Riggs Scarce Earth Shiraz 2014, McLaren Vale, AUD $50

This wine was produced as part of the ‘Scarce Earth’ project which highlights the geologically diverse nature of the McLaren Vale region. It is sourced from the Burnt Block, of the Piebald Gully vineyard in the subregion of Clarendon, which is the coolest part of McLaren Vale. The block is comprised of North and South Maslin sand, of medium to coarse grain, with rocky outcrops. It is a spirited wine with vibrant red berry flavours and bright acidity. The tannins are fine and balanced. (Cork)

Score: 93 ★★★★ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2026

Food: Wagyu sirloin with herb mash

Stockists: Mr Riggs Wines; Fesq & Company – NSW (AU distributors); Federal Merchants & Co, Auckland (NZ distributors)

Ranked #17 of 109 2014 Shiraz from McLaren Vale

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