For guaranteed delivery prior to Christmas place your orders by the 10th of December.
RRP: $345.00 $276.00
Grapes for the 2018 The Gaffer Shiraz have been sourced from five of McLaren Vale's best vineyards; Martins, Gateway, John Rivers, Tim Hunts and Ben Riggs' Piebald Gully Vineyard.
Since 2006 The Gaffer Shiraz has unapologetically worn its pink cap in acknowledgement of our partnership with the Flinders Foundation and their fight against cancer. Mr. Riggs Wine Co. has proudly donated $155,000 towards cancer research through proceeds of the sales of The Gaffer.
The Gaffer Shiraz is a testament to the best of McLaren Vale. A medium weight Shiraz, the style of The Gaffer is soft, flavoursome, and fruit driven.
The 100 year old dry grown Grenache vines are located at Dogridge vineyard in McLaren Vale. The vines are low yielding but each bunch provides a concentrated array of flavours from ripe cherries to plums and blackberries. On the nose is raspberry perfume, laden with cherries and liquorice. Vibrant earth plum with hints of spice of cumin, wooden bark and chocolate round the palate and give it an unctuous mouth feel.
Named after Ben Riggs' eldest son Baxter, this wine encapsulates the best of Baxter's character; powerful, generous and reliable. A full flavoured Shiraz Cabernet with aromas of dark red fruits, freshly crushed mint and a fine grained tannin structure.
A luscious wine from beginning to end.
*Not available as part of The Delinquents/Wine Club.
Whilst still a travelling consultant winemaker, Bens favourite region to visit was central and southern Italy. It was there that his love of Montepulciano began, and those memories have inspired him to make this Aussie version from fruit grown in the Adelaide Hills. Bright violet and rich red roll around the glass opaque, vibrant and alive with aromas of beef stock and crished mint. Hints of cinnamon spice right through a palate that graduates to both sweet tobacco and the cigar-box that held it; the finish lingers with vanilla straight from the pod. Only serious structure can contain this kitchen of flavour and it does so spectacularly.
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