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J.F.R. McLaren Vale Shiraz

This McLaren Vale Shiraz was the first wine Ben Riggs ever made under the Mr. Riggs moniker. First made in 2001, it wasn’t until the 2018 vintage that we decided on a name fitting of this powerful McLaren Vale Shiraz. The initials J.F.R. (John Frederick Riggs) are for Bens’ late father, the reason he makes wine.

Bottle 750ml
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The 2021 J.F.R. Shiraz is a blend of three iconic McLaren Vale Shiraz vineyards; Piebald Gully, Gateway and Martins Vineyard. Components from all vineyards were fermented in traditional open fermenters, and following pressing, finished their fermentation in oak; approximately 80% was French and the balance American, 35% of which was new oak. Vineyard parcels were kept separate during fermentation and maturation and were blended three months prior to bottling. The wine is full flavoured with juicy dark red berries, hints of spice, earth, tar and leather, with seamlessly integrated oak.

Vintage 2021
Variety Shiraz
Region McLaren Vale
Cellaring Drink now or cellar up to 15 years
Alcohol Volume 14.5%
pH 3.52
Residual Sugar 1.6
Total Acidity 6.59

Aroma

Full flavoured with juicy dark red berries, hints of spice, earth, tar and leather, with seamlessly integrated oak.

Palate

Elegant and structured, mouthcoating tannins are apparent but not overwhelming, leading to a finish with great length.

Sam Kim Wine Orbit (June 2024)