Full Review

Mr. Riggs

Mr. Riggs
2014 "Three Corner Jack", McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

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

Mr. Riggs
2014 "Three Corner Jack", McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts, berry pie crust, and schmaltz cookie with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length finish that shows suggestions of sour cherries, honeyed oranges, brown spices, and creme brulee. A robust, flavor-packed red blend that is a pleasure to drink.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Spicy & Complex & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: chocolate nuts, berry pie crust, and schmaltz cookie
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of sour cherries, honeyed oranges, brown spices, and creme brulee
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust, flavor-packed red blend that is a pleasure to drink.

The Producer

Mr. Riggs Wine Company

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

Other Australian Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other important Australian reds besides Shiraz include Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, along with small quantities of Tempranillo, Malbec and a few others.

Pinot Noir performs beautifully in Western Australia, while Grenache and Morvedre can be found in several areas, including New South Wales and Barossa. These two Rhone varieties are often blended together; recently a highly acclaimed and popular Austrlaian red is GSM, referring to three grapes: Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. This blend is loosely based on the famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine from France's Rhone Valley.

Excellent versions of Cabernet Sauvignon are produced in several reigions including the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Langhorne Creek.