Mr. Riggs Watervale Riesling 12pk 2017
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 Watervale Riesling 2017
Finds a good gear and sticks with it through to an extended finish. Lemon, lime and bath salts. It could hardly be more regional, or more varietal. There’s (ripe) fruit to the midpalate but the finish is gorgeously dry.
Rating: 95 Points
Source: Campbell Mattinson, James Halliday Wine Companion 2019