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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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Regular price $70.00
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Piebald Gully is situated in the coolest sub-region of McLaren Vale, bordering the Adelaide Hills. Planted in deep sand over clay at the base of Willunga foothills, the vineyard is late ripening and virtually dry grown, producing an elegant and refined style of Shiraz. Gateway Vineyard, so called as it stands just at the entrance to McLaren Vale, is located in the subregion of Seaview. The vines grow on top of a rather unusual amount of limestone rock and has views of the Gulf of St Vincent and the Adelaide Hills. This vineyard produces a richer and more fruit forward style of shiraz with excellent structure. Martins Vineyard is situated on the western side of McLaren Vale Vale in the sub-region of Tatachilla. Planted in Pirramimma Sandstone, which is sandy loam over sandstone, the vines are relatively young, only 22 years old, and are single cordon trellis.
Vintage 2007
Variety Shiraz
Region McLaren Vale
Cellaring Drink now or cellar for 10 to 15 years
Alcohol Volume 15.0%
pH 3.29
Residual Sugar -
Total Acidity 6.60


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


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

94 points James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2010
92 points The Australian Wine Annual 2010, Jeremy Oliver
99 points Nick's Wine Merchants