2005 Mr. Riggs Shiraz Mclaren Vale
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3 Ratings
2005 Mr. Riggs Shiraz Mclaren Vale

Wine Details

Vineyard

Mr. Riggs

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

Components of the Mr. Riggs Shiraz from all three vineyards were fermented in traditional open fermenters, and following pressing, finished their fermentation in oak of which approximately 80% was French and the balance American, 40% of which was new oak. Vineyard parcels were kept separate during fermentation and maturation and were blended three months prior to bottling. This is the fifth release of Shiraz under the Mr. Riggs label, and as with it’s predecessors’ the wine is based around a read more...Components of the Mr. Riggs Shiraz from all three vineyards were fermented in traditional open fermenters, and following pressing, finished their fermentation in oak of which approximately 80% was French and the balance American, 40% of which was new oak. Vineyard parcels were kept separate during fermentation and maturation and were blended three months prior to bottling. This is the fifth release of Shiraz under the Mr. Riggs label, and as with it’s predecessors’ the wine is based around a core of pristine fruit with dark red berries, hints of spice, earth, tar and leather and with seamlessly integrated oak. Ripe tannins are apparent but not overwhelming, meaning this is a wine which can be enjoyed now or in the next 10-15 years. (hide)

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Vineyard

Mr. Riggs

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red

Vintages

2006 2003

Components of the Mr. Riggs Shiraz from all three vineyards were fermented in traditional open fermenters, and following pressing, finished their fermentation in oak of which approximately 80% was French and the balance American, 40% of which was new oak. Vineyard parcels were kept separate during fermentation and maturation and were blended three months prior to bottling. This is the fifth release of Shiraz under the Mr. Riggs label, and as with it’s predecessors’ the wine is based around a read more...Components of the Mr. Riggs Shiraz from all three vineyards were fermented in traditional open fermenters, and following pressing, finished their fermentation in oak of which approximately 80% was French and the balance American, 40% of which was new oak. Vineyard parcels were kept separate during fermentation and maturation and were blended three months prior to bottling. This is the fifth release of Shiraz under the Mr. Riggs label, and as with it’s predecessors’ the wine is based around a core of pristine fruit with dark red berries, hints of spice, earth, tar and leather and with seamlessly integrated oak. Ripe tannins are apparent but not overwhelming, meaning this is a wine which can be enjoyed now or in the next 10-15 years. (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    Aged in 80% French oak and 20% American (of which 60% is new), this barrel sample (to be bottled in November) was immensely impressive. There will be 400 cases of this dense inky/purple-colored Shiraz. It offers a gorgeous nose of licorice, melted road tar, blackberry liqueur, and sweet black currants. There is dazzling palate persistence, tremendous texture, and full body, but the wine is neither heavy nor out of balance. The finish lasts for 45+ seconds. With thrilling density and richness yet good equilibrium, it will drink well for 10-15 years.