Full Review

Mr. Riggs

Mr. Riggs
2014 The Magnet, Grenache, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .22%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$21.99
Cellar Selection

Mr. Riggs
2014 The Magnet, Grenache, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .22%
Garnet black color. Spicy, fruity aromas and flavors of berry chutney, chocolate mint, and menthol lozenge with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a complex, long finish that exhibits notes of huckleberry jam on toast, exotic spices, and nut brittle with fine, silky tannins and light oak flavor. A sensationally spicy and flavorful grenache that hits all of the high notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: berry chutney, chocolate mint, and menthol lozenge
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of huckleberry jam on toast, exotic spices, and nut brittle
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Elk Chops, Bone In Ribeye Steak With A White Pepper Demi-Glaze Sauce, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sensationally spicy and flavorful grenache that hits all of the high notes.

The Producer

Mr. Riggs Wine Company

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

Grenache

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Grenache is the world's most widely planted red variety, yet its fame is primarily as a blending variety. The most famous examples are in the Rhone Valley as part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, in Spain (where it is known as Garnacha) in Priorat reds, and in Australia, where it is often blended with Shiraz.

Grenache on its own is a light red wine; indeed there are numerous versions of Grenache rosé from France and Spain' respectively, these wines are Tavel and Navarra Rosé. Tannins are very light and aromas are of wild strawberry, rhubarb and geranium.

There are also small amounts of Grenache grown in Italy (in Sardinia, as Cannonau) and the United States.