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Mr. Riggs

Mr. Riggs
2014 Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$41.99
Cellar Selection

Mr. Riggs
2014 Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
Nearly opaque black ruby color. Earthy aromas of dusty earth, dried herbs and tea, grilled plum, and chocolate and caramel with a lightly tannic, crisp, fruity full body and an interesting, medium-length ripe dark fruits, salami, cinnamon and clove, and coffee cake finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A satisfying and versatile youthful Shiraz.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Savory, Spicy & Complex, Rich & Full, Oaky & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: dusty earth, dried herbs and tea, grilled plum, and chocolate and caramel
Taste Flavor: ripe dark fruits, salami, cinnamon and clove, and coffee cake
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Italian Beef, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A satisfying and versatile youthful Shiraz.
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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