Mr. Riggs Shiraz McLaren Vale J.F.R. 2018

Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
HH 96
JS 92
14.5% ABV
Item # 703109

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$59.95
750ml
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96 points Huon Hooke (The Real Review): "Very deep, dark purple/red colour, with a char-oak aroma, rich and ripe and generously oaked. Rich blackberry, graphite and sooty notes as well. It’s very full-bodied and dense, powerful, high-impact and very long. The concentration is excellent and the tannins are superbly harmonised with the rest of the wine. Blackberry ad infinitum. Impressive stuff! (Oct 2020)"

92 points James Suckling: "Plenty of rich red to dark berries on the nose with chocolate and vanilla, too. The palate is quite juicy and rich with smooth, supple tannins and a big core of ripe, sweet red berries and plums. Drink or hold. (5/26/20)"

Producer notes: "The initials J.F.R. (John Frederick Riggs) are for my late father, the reason I make wine. The J.F.R. Shiraz is a blend of three premium McLaren Vale vineyards: Piebald Gully, Gateway Vineyard and Martins Vineyard. This is the 18th releas of Shiraz under the Mr. Riggs label, pristine fruit with dark red berries, hints of spice, earth, and leather, with seamlessly integrated oak are the prime characteristics. Ripe tannins are apparent but not overwhelming, meaning this is a wine which can be enjoyed now or in the next 15 years."
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96 points Huon Hooke (The Real Review): "Very deep, dark purple/red colour, with a char-oak aroma, rich and ripe and generously oaked. Rich blackberry, graphite and sooty notes as well. It’s very full-bodied and dense, powerful, high-impact and very long. The concentration is excellent and the tannins are superbly harmonised with the rest of the wine. Blackberry ad infinitum. Impressive stuff! (Oct 2020)"

92 points James Suckling: "Plenty of rich red to dark berries on the nose with chocolate and vanilla, too. The palate is quite juicy and rich with smooth, supple tannins and a big core of ripe, sweet red berries and plums. Drink or hold. (5/26/20)"

Producer notes: "The initials J.F.R. (John Frederick Riggs) are for my late father, the reason I make wine. The J.F.R. Shiraz is a blend of three premium McLaren Vale vineyards: Piebald Gully, Gateway Vineyard and Martins Vineyard. This is the 18th releas of Shiraz under the Mr. Riggs label, pristine fruit with dark red berries, hints of spice, earth, and leather, with seamlessly integrated oak are the prime characteristics. Ripe tannins are apparent but not overwhelming, meaning this is a wine which can be enjoyed now or in the next 15 years."
Product SKU 703109
Producer Mr. Riggs
Country Australia
Region South Australia
SubRegion McLaren Vale
Varietal Syrah/Shiraz
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
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