2016 The Truant Shiraz
John William Riggs was born in Dorset 1814, and was the ‘Mr. Riggs’ – Ben’s great- great- great grandfather. This influential man was a person who didn’t think highly of the school curriculum, but often focused more on wagging school. He managed to wag school at the age of seven, then commenced working for a living at the pricey rate of one shilling a week.
This was however only a minor inconvenience for ‘The Truant’ who signed with an ‘X’. In time, he became master of one of South Australia’s outstanding farming enterprises in the early years of settlement.
The wine has a long, soft and juicy palate and lush mouth feel, bursting with nuances of blackberry, blueberry jam and liquorice. This wine delivers an exceptional McLaren Vale Shiraz experience and will be best enjoyed over the next 7 years.