Mr. Riggs Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon 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. Riggs Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Blazing purple-inky hue; it has all the regional flavours the variety can muster from cassis, ripe mulberries, mint-choc to loads of rosemary (verging on too much unless a lamb roast is on the table). The full-bodied palate is firm, the tannins stern and while the oak imparts sweetness as much as tannins, this will benefit from cellaring. As always, great value.
Rating: 90 Points
Source: Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2022