Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mr. Riggs The Gaffer Shiraz

Now back to earth with the 2007 Mr. Riggs The Gaffer Shiraz. This is a well made, straight forward Shiraz from McLaren Vale. The fruit is bright and fresh and the wine is harmoneous, although slightly high in alcohol (15%). The finish shows the right amount of tannin and reasonable length. Nothing pretentious in this wine, but a winter wine, good with hearty food (I am in Canberra at present).

Score: 88/+

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