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."