Mr. Riggs The Chap Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 3pk 2012

Mr. Riggs The Chap Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 3pk 2012

Mr. Riggs The Chap Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 3pk 2012
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Winery Details

    *Limited availability on indent from winery*

    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.”

Press Review

    Double Gold | 2019 China Wine & Spirits Awards 

    Gold | International Wine Challenge 2019


    Mr. Riggs The Chap Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Made from grapes grown in McLaren Vale and Coonawarra, this compelling rendition shows gloriously attractive aromas of black/ blueberry, plum jam, cedary wood and cake spice with a subtle accent of violet. The palate is concentrated and opulent, delivering layers of rich texture and seamless mouthfeel, superbly enhanced by outstanding depth and intensity. It is lavish and delicious, while remaining properly structured for graceful development.

    Rating: 5 Stars/97 Points

    Source: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit


    Mr Riggs The Chap Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    “This, says Ben Riggs, is ‘my icon wine', a blend of 55% McLaren Vale shiraz and 45% Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon, the parcels open-fermented and kept separate for 2 years in oak (80% French, 20% American, 35% new), a barrel selection made 3 months before bottling. This is unashamedly full-bodied, and needs another 10 years for the rich black fruits and ripe tannins to soften and fully mesh. As a matter of interest, 2.7g/l of residual sugar is part of the picture.”

    Rating: 95 Points, Gold

    Source: James Halliday, Wine Companion, March 2020


    Mr. Riggs The Chap Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Remarkably fresh, just starting to show real complexity with herbal Cabernet aromas to the fore underpinned by dark, rich dense Shiraz. Huge potential!

    Rating: 95 Points

    Source: International Wine Challenge 2019