Ranked #22 of 101 2011 Shiraz from McLaren Vale
Very deep, dark red/purple colour; nutty, smoky, toasty and savoury complexities to sniff. The palate is dry, savoury and fairly gripping, well endowed with tannins, Iot also has density and richness, plenty of extract and good length. A solid, full-bodied red that should cellar very well.
Drink: 2017 to 2034
89 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet-purple in color and possessing an intense nose of crushed black cherries, mulberries and blackberries with hints of dried Provence herbs, cedar and yeast extract, the full-bodied 2011 White Lees Shiraz is concentrated on the palate, showing muscular, blackberry and herbal flavors framed by firm, somewhat astringent tannins and crisp acid. It finished with good length though just a little hot and bitter. Drink it 2015 to 2022+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. February, 2014