2014 The Elder Fortified Shiraz
Elder [Eld-er] noun: an influential leader or senior figure in a tribe. Mr. Riggs Fortified Shiraz makes you sit up and pay attention. Just how my father liked it. Ben Riggs’ father was born in 1926, and held true the old-school values of autocracy and leadership. He was stubborn and opinionated, but Ben respected him immensely. His early passing instilled in Ben a sense of ‘living every day to the fullest.’
This Fortified Shiraz has Ben Riggs’ father’s backbone – solid, structured and present. It has style and elegance, like the great ports of the world. The wine is framed by its complex perfume driven by spicy, cool climate Shiraz, and aged low strength brandy spirit used in the fortification.
Respect The Elder by cellaring it for up to 30 years. Or drink now, if you dare.