Mr. Riggs The Chap Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 3pk 2018
*Limited availability on indent from winery*
Winemaker Ben (Mr.) Riggs follows the philosophy “iconic wines from iconic regions”. Whether it’s McLaren Vale Shiraz, Coonawarra Cabernet, or Clare Valley Riesling, his wines are expressing the essence of the vineyard and variety in a style that is big, rich and complex, but also with finesse, texture and elegance. In Ben’s own words: “Think Ella Fitzgerald – bombastic and powerful with a huge vocal range, yet with purity of tone and a gentle sensibility when needed.”
Mr. Riggs The Chap Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Deep dark colour with appropriate hue for its age and a bouquet that reveals generous use of oak applied to concentrated fruit. A fumy, slight volatile lift doesn't concern me. Deep, full-bodied palate with loads of supple tannins and a long, long carry. There's lavish oak but it's not overplayed. A big, solid red.
Rating: 95 Points
Source: Huon Hooke, The Real Review