Mr. Riggs Montepulciano d'Adelaide 6pk 2020
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. Riggs Montepulciano d'Adelaide 2020
Anyone wondering about the potential of the montepulciano grape in this country need wonder no more. It's in good hands. Ben Riggs combines some Aus-Italian sensibility here, promoting the grape's noteworthy tannin:acid profile with some stellar fruit intensity. Red plums, cherry and dried herbs aplenty, with warm and earthy savoury notes to complete the picture. Goes down very easily.
Rating: 94 Points, Special Value
Source: Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion