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The Chap Shiraz / Cabernet

The Chap is Mr. Riggs’ Icon wine, added to the Flagship Series as an homage to past blending masters that were hugely influential when Ben Riggs began in the wine industry. Bespoke in style this wine is personally tailored to represent the best of both Shiraz and Cabernet.

Bottle 750ml
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Regular price $200.00
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Components of the 2016 Mr. Riggs The Chap 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. With 22 months in barrel the wine was then bottle aged and released when near its prime. The wine is fine, elegant, stylish and structured akin to what was once known as “claret”.
Vintage 2014
Variety Shiraz / Cabernet
Region McLaren Vale
Cellaring Enjoy now, or cellar carefully for another 10 - 15years.
Alcohol Volume 14.5%
pH 3.46
Residual Sugar -
Total Acidity 6.49

Aroma

The blackberry of shiraz is lifted by a whiff of cabernet blackcurrant.

Palate

Opulently flavoured, plums, chocolate, graphite, dates, cedar and vanilla.

95 points London Wine Competition 2021
95 points Halliday Wine Companion, Ned Goodwin, May 2021
94 points Decanter World Wine Awards 2021