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Mr. Riggs

Mr. Riggs
2014 "The Deliquent", Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .3%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Mr. Riggs
2014 "The Deliquent", Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .3%
Deep purple color. Bright, attractive aromas of chocolate covered berries and graham crackers and spiced nuts with an tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length menthol mint, nougat, and marinated beets finish with chewy, firm tannins. A bright attractive shiraz with lots of zesty spice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, fruity, oaky & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered berries and graham crackers and spiced nuts
Taste Flavor: menthol mint, nougat, and marinated beets
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak Quesadillas, Beef Teriyaki, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright attractive shiraz with lots of zesty spice.

The Producer

Mr. Riggs Wine Company

The Producer
169 Douglas Gully Rd.
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Australia
61 -8 8383 2050

Their Portfolio

88 Battle Axe NV Sparkling, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 13% (Australia) $33.00.
87 Battle Axe NV Sparkling, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 13% (Australia) $24.00.
91 Mr. Riggs 2013 "Three Corner Jack", McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $17.00.
91 Mr. Riggs 2014 "The Gaffer", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
90 Mr. Riggs 2013 "Piebald", Syrah, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
88 Mr. Riggs 2013 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $36.00.
90 Mr. Riggs 2014 "The Truant", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $12.00.
86 Mr. Riggs 2014 "The Deliquent", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $12.00.
88 Mr. Riggs 2014 "The Ring In", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $12.00.
89 Mr. Riggs 2014 "The Gaffer", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $17.00.
89 Mr. Riggs 2014 "Three Corner Jack" Red Blend, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $12.00.
86 Mr. Riggs 2014 "Watervale", Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.00.
92 Mr. Riggs 2013 "The Magnet", Grenache, McLaren Vale 12.5% (Australia) $20.00.
89 Mr. Riggs NV Battle Axe Sparkling, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 13% (Australia) $.00.
90 Mr. Riggs 2014 "The Gaffer", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $.00.
91 Mr. Riggs 2014 "Piebald", Syrah, Adelaide 14.5% (Australia) $.00.
95 Mr. Riggs 2014 "The Magnet", Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $.00.
93 Mr. Riggs 2014 John Riggs "The Truant", Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $.00.
91 Mr. Riggs 2014 "Three Corner Jack", McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $.00.
87 Mr. Riggs NV Battle Axe, McLaren Vale 13% (Australia) $18.99.
88 Mr. Riggs 2014 The Elder, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 18% (Australia) $24.99.
93 Mr. Riggs 2016 Sticky End, Viognier, McLaren Vale 13% (Australia) $20.99.
91 Mr. Riggs 2015 Piebald, Syrah, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $21.99.
93 Mr. Riggs 2013 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $35.99.
93 Mr. Riggs 2015 The Gaffer, Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $18.99.
88 Mr. Riggs 2016 Watervale, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $18.99.
96 Mr. Riggs 2014 The Magnet, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $21.99.
90 Mr. Riggs NV Sparkling Shiraz, McLaren Vale 12.5% (Australia) $20.00.
87 Mr. Riggs 2015 Piebald, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $21.99.
93 Mr. Riggs 2014 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $41.99.
85 Mr. Riggs 2016 Watervale, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Mr. Riggs 2015 The Magnet, Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $21.99.

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.