Full Review

Mr. Riggs

Mr. Riggs
2015 Piebald, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .32%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21.99

Mr. Riggs
2015 Piebald, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .32%
Opaque black garnet color. Earthy aromas of stable, huckleberry, leather, and mint with a chewy, crisp, fruity full body and a crisp sun dried tomato, cherry, sweet herbs, and eucalyptus finish with medium, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An earthy wine that will shine with game.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: stable, huckleberry, leather, and mint
Taste Flavor: sun dried tomato, cherry, sweet herbs, and eucalyptus
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Rabbit Cassoulet, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy wine that will shine with game.

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.