Deep crimson-purple; an archetypal McLaren Vale shiraz, stacked to the rafters with juicy blackberry fruit, dark chocolate, licorice and well-balanced and integrated ripe tannins, oak submerged in the fruit. Classy packaging a plus. Drink or cellar.
An old-fashioned, iron-fisted Shiraz made by Ben Riggs, this starts off black, brightening to warm red fruit in the finish. It feels substantial, melding savory notes of roots and herbs with sunny fruit. For a mutton chop.
Plush-textured and multi-layered, delivering a serious mouthful of blackberry, guava, cherry and black pepper flavors that persist into the expressive finish. Best from 2013 through 2022. Smart Buy
Deep ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of cherry, cassis, licorice and smoked meat. Dense, fat and ripe, but with good lift to its black and blue fruit flavors. Finishes with sweet, harmonious tannins and lingering smokiness. This line-up of wines is made by Ben Riggs.
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