Mr. Riggs Piebald Syrah 12pk 2015
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 Piebald Syrah 2015
This has its nose well in front of its ’14 predecessor with its exhilarating display of red and black fruits from opposite ends of the Adelaide Hills. I cannot remember enjoying a Mr Riggs Shiraz more than this; Ben Riggs has taken to the Adelaide Hills as if it was his ancestral birthplace.
Rating: 96 Points
Source: Campbell Mattinson, James Halliday Wine Companion 2019