Mr. Brightside Shiraz (Preservative Free) 12pk 2019
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 Shiraz (Preservative Free 2019
I usually enjoy preservative-free shiraz from McLaren Vale (when well made), because it presents the variety and the region in an unencumbered way, so to speak. You can imagine plucking juicy red grapes from the vine walking down a sandy, sun-warmed row as you taste it. Anyway, this wine has abundant ripe fruit, it's fresh and bright and ready to go. Drink up!
Rating: 90 Points
Source: Steven Creber, Halliday Wine Companion 2021