Mr. Riggs The Chap Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 3pk 2018

Mr. Riggs The Chap Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 3pk 2018

Mr. Riggs The Chap Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 3pk 2018
Winery Details

    *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.”

Press Review

    • 97 Points - Wine Orbit
    • 96 Points - Wine Showcase
    • Gold - AWC Vienna

    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

    Mr Riggs Wine Company The Chap 2018
    The packaging is imposing, from the royal blue single-bottle case to the cloth label and wax cap that outweighs its contents by a meaningful factor. Unsurprisingly, it’s a flagship wine. All French, around one-third new; 25 months élevage with three of those in tank to knit the assemblage. Yes, it’s an imposing reserve style, but it’s got polish and character. The fruit soaks up both oak and time in it, retaining admirable freshness. Coonawarra cabernet defies minority status (27%), lifting leafy and aromatic, cigar box, cedar, mulberry, cassis, and graphite; McLaren Vale shiraz (73%) swells beneath, delivering moody dark fruits, kelp, iodine and a rocky minerality. Tannins are commanding, but suitably softened by a late release, the fruit ripe but not pushed. This is an icon wine, and it delivers with many years ahead of it.
    Rating: 95 Points
    Source: Marcus Ellis, Halliday Wine Companion