This year our entries to the China Wine & Spirit Awards Best Value 2017 resulted in a suberb outcome.
I'm very proud to let you all know that not only were we awarded a Double Gold Medal for our 2013 Mr. Riggs McLaren Vale Shiraz, we also received the Trophy for McLaren Vale Wine of the Year.
We are ecstatic at this result and the many others we received, and we are so happy to be sharing this wonderful news with you! Below are our awesome results:
Mr. Riggs 2013 McLaren Vale Shiraz + McLaren Vale Wine of the Year
Mr. Riggs 2014 Scarce Earth Shiraz
Mr. Riggs 2015 Cold Chalk Chardonnay
Mr. Riggs 2015 D'Adelaide Montepulciano
Mr. Riggs 2015 Piebald Syrah
Mr. Riggs 2015 Ein Riese Riesling
Mr. Riggs 2015 The Ring In Shiraz
Mr. Riggs 2015 The Truant Shiraz
Mr. Riggs 2016 Watervale Riesling
Mr. Riggs NV Battle Axe Sparkling Shiraz
Mr. Riggs 2015 The Magnet Grenache
Mr. Riggs 2015 Mrs. Viognier
We are very proud of the results we recently received for our wines at the China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2016 - including FIVE Double Gold medals, a TROPHY, and SIX Gold medals. Can't get much better than that!
2014 The Truant Shiraz
2013 Piebald Syrah
2014 The Ring In Shiraz
2014 The Delinquent Shiraz
2014 Watervale Riesling + TROPHY
2013 The Magnet Grenache
2014 Montepulciano d'Adelaide Hills
2013 Cold Chalk Chardonnay
2013 Scarce Earth Shiraz
Castro's Ligador 2013 Shiraz Mataro
2015 Mrs Viognier
Halliday magazine, February/March 2016, "Best Value', p. 85
Halliday magazine, December/January 2016, p. 87
Halliday magazine, December/January 2016, p. 82
View the feature in 'Top Whites' on Huon Hooke's website here.
Australian Wine Showcase Magazine - Shiraz Varietal Competition
2014 The Gaffer Shiraz - GOLD (94 pts)
2014 The Truant Shiraz - GOLD (94 pts)
2012 McLaren Vale Shiraz - GOLD (96 pts)
2013 Piebald Syrah - GOLD (94 pts)
Our 2014 Montepulciano d'Adelaide Hills won a GOLD medal in the 2015 National Cool Climate Wine Show.
GOLD medals and 91 points for our 2013 Three Corner Jack & pending release 2014 The Gaffer Shiraz at the 2015 Tastings World Wine Championships.
2013 Three Corner Jack Shiraz Cabernet Merlot
Opaque black violet color. Bright, fruity, creamy spicy aromas of blackberry pie a la mode, pickling spices, and nut brittle with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, layered, medium-length chocolate, creme brulee, and menthol mint finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A wonderful spicy and herbal shiraz based blend.
2014 The Gaffer Shiraz
Violet color. Aromas of blackberry, currant, black pepper, and roast venison with a creamy, bright, dry medium-full body and a warming, nuanced, medium-long cherry jam, black pepper, plum, and savory roast wild game finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. Juicy, spicy and complex with notes of fresh cracked pepper, perfectly ripe cherries and a savory, yet juicy note of roasted game.