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Mr. Riggs

Mr. Riggs
2014 John Riggs "The Truant", Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Mr. Riggs
2014 John Riggs "The Truant", Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
Indigo color. Fruity aromas and flavors of blueberry custard, spice cake, and vanilla toffee with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, intricate, medium-long chocolate mint mousse, tropical fruit salad, and honey menthol lozenge finish with moderate oak. A rich, juicy, spicy Shiraz treat that screams McLaren Vale.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blueberry custard, spice cake, and vanilla toffee
Taste Flavor: chocolate mint mousse, tropical fruit salad, and honey menthol lozenge
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Tagine, Beef Teriyaki, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, juicy, spicy Shiraz treat that screams McLaren Vale.
The Producer

Mr. Riggs Wine Company

The Producer
169 Douglas Gully Rd.
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Australia
61 -8 8383 2050
Shiraz
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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Shiraz is made in several countries, but the best-known versions are from Australia. Known as Syrah in other countries, Shiraz is a rich red wine known for its blackberry and plum flavors and moderate tannins. Some examples also have a good amount of pepper, tobacco, licorice and black spice apparent on the palate as well.

There are hundreds of versions from Australia, ranging from less than $10 a bottle to more than $40 a bottle. The lighter versions are easy-drinking and should be consumed within one or two years, while the more expensive versions are best consumed from seven to ten years of age. Shiraz in grown in several regions of Australia, the most famous being Barossa and Victoria.

Given the popularity of Australian Shiraz, some producers in California have labeled their offerings of Syrah as Shiraz.

Pair these wines with grilled and barbecued foods, game birds and roasts.
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