Huon Hooke, www.huonhooke.com 19th July 2013

Scarce Earth Braden's Single Vineyard Shiraz 2011

Medium red, no real purple. This seems slightly advanced in hue. Dusty earth, savoury, developed aromas, mellow and shows some maturity. A firmly tannic and rather forbidding wine, with grippy tannins and almost mouth-sticking qualities. Savoury, structural and much more than simple fruit. Needs time. Scarce Earth bottling

91 points