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Mr. Riggs

Mr. Riggs
2015 Piebald, Syrah, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .32%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$21.99

Mr. Riggs
2015 Piebald, Syrah, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .32%
Opaque deep purple color. Spicy, herbal, complex aromas and flavors of toffee, blueberry chutney, eucalyptus and menthol, and floral tea leaves with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of pomegranate, nuts, and dusty earth with well-integrated, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A vibrant, round syrah with flavors that pop.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: toffee, blueberry chutney, eucalyptus and menthol, and floral tea leaves
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of pomegranate, nuts, and dusty earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Curry, Mongolian Beef, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant, round syrah with flavors that pop.

The Producer

Mr. Riggs Wine Company

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

Syrah

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Syrah - also known as Shiraz, especially in Australia - is a red wine with rich, zesty plum and blackberry fruit along with a light spicy, sometimes peppery quality. The grape has light to medium tannins, meaning lighter versions are drinkable upon release. This has certainly helped this wine's popularity in the United States.

Full-bodied versions, such as Côte-Rôtie from France's Rhone Valley, are intense, deeply concentrated wines that need many years to round out; these are generally at their best seven to ten years after the vintage and can drink well for 20 years plus from the best vintages.

Recommended foods with Syrah include most red meats, game and barbecued foods.