Mr. Brightside Eurotrash 12pk 2017
Winemaker Ben (Mr.) Riggs follows the philosophy “iconic wines from iconic regions”. Whether it’s McLaren Vale Shiraz, Coonawarra Cabernet, or Clare Valley Riesling, his wines are expressing the essence of the vineyard and variety in a style that is big, rich and complex, but also with finesse, texture and elegance. In Ben’s own words: “Think Ella Fitzgerald – bombastic and powerful with a huge vocal range, yet with purity of tone and a gentle sensibility when needed.”
Mr. Brightside Eurotrash 2017
Grenache, cabernet and montepulciano. Not sure of the proportions, but no variety seems prominent, which is not a bad thing thing. There's a mixture of red and black fruited characters without it being too ripe, and it has a bit of a savoury feel to it. I thought it might become more interesting as it opened up, but 'good drinking' is about where it sits.
Rating: 90 Points
Source: Steven Creber, Halliday Wine Companion 2021