2013 McLaren Vale Shiraz
The 2013 Mr. Riggs Shiraz is a blend of five great McLaren Vale Shiraz vineyards: Piebald Gully, Duckchase Beal and Bradens. The
vineyards are owned/managed by four of the best-known McLaren Vale Growers, namely Ben Riggs (Piebald Gully), Wright
Family (Duckchase), Beal’s (Monapilla) and Joch Bosworth (Bradens). Perhaps one of Australia’s most consistent wine growing
regions, McLaren Vale enjoys a very Mediterranean climate driven by dominant winter rainfall, low humidity, warm summers,
and the moderating influence of the nearby Gulf St Vincent.
This is the twelfth release of Shiraz under the Mr. Riggs label, pristine fruit with dark red berries, hints of spice, earth, tar and leather, with seamlessly integrated oak are the prime characteristics. Ripe tannins are apparent but not overwhelming, meaning this is a wine which can be enjoyed now or in the next 10-15 years.