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Barrel Monkeys 2011 Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Red Heads Studio
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  Barrel Monkeys 2011 Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Red Heads Studio
Item Number:22 65 141 11
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EXPERT RATING
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 WS  91 
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Barrel Monkeys 2011 Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Red Heads Studio
#41 On the Wine Spectator Top 100 2013!
Adam Hooper, a Decanter Magazine South Australia Winemaker of the year, moonlights at the Red Heads Studio in McLaren Vale. Red Heads started in 2003 when Australia's overproduction problem hit a peak. Savvy winemakers like Hooper and others, started grabbing lots of premium quality grapes that wineries were turning away and fermenting these great grapes in open top barrels, in an old McLaren Vale bar called Red Heads. Barrel Monkeys has become on of the favorites of these small lot creations. Named for the cellar dwellers that produced it, grape lots from vineyards in the McLaren Vale with vines averaging over 30 year of age were slow fermented and then aged 14 months in American oak barrels (50% new). The Wine Spaectator scored it 91 points saying "Supple, succulent and generous, with pure blackberry and purple plum flavors, hinting at vanilla and cream as the intense finish lingers on a medium-weight frame. Drink now through 2021." Limited!

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Barrel Monkeys 2011 Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Red Heads Studio
 
4.0

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        5.0

        Great value

        By Bill

        from Nashville

        About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balanced
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weeknight

          Comments about Barrel Monkeys 2011 Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Red Heads Studio:

          With a meal

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          • Game
           
          3.0

          OK Wine

          By kcajc

          from GA

          About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear

          Cons

          • Short Finish

          Best Uses

            Comments about Barrel Monkeys 2011 Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Red Heads Studio:

            Good dinner wine, needs food.

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            4.0

            Molly who?

            By Westchester Wine Guy

            from Wine Express

            About Me Connoisseur

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Big
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertaining
              • Everyday

              Comments about Barrel Monkeys 2011 Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Red Heads Studio:

              If you are a fan of the Mollydooker line of Shiraz wines, then you don't want to miss this one! I tasted head to head with the Boxer and I easily preferred this one! (Sorry Molly). Big and dense black and blueberry fruits with sweet spices, vanilla and tobacco on the edge. Lush and opulent without going too far over the top, this is a great value Shiraz all around.

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