Mr. Riggs Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Gaffer 2006

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"The 2006 Shiraz "The Gaffer" (meaning "the Boss") was aged for 12months in a mix of new and used French oak. Purple-...

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See Ben Riggs (Mr. Riggs) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#9): www.debramasterofwine.com Read more

You know the type. Big and thick and loads of jam. Solid and fun and not for the faint of fruit. Read more

My wife and I absolutely love this wine. Really one of the nicest wines I have ever tried... it just fits my taste so well. I had the opportunity... Read more

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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
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0.00 5
01/09/2011

See Ben Riggs (Mr. Riggs) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#9): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: jasonkauf
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3.50 5
06/09/2009

You know the type. Big and thick and loads of jam. Solid and fun and not for the faint of fruit.


Snooth User: VeggieFella
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5.00 5
02/04/2009

My wife and I absolutely love this wine. Really one of the nicest wines I have ever tried... it just fits my taste so well. I had the opportunity to try this wine only to find that it is not available in Alberta. It is my current "Holy Grail", so if anyone knows where I may acquire this wine I will purchase a couple cases. Anyway, on to the review... Upfront full bodied jammy berry flavour with a lingering finish that keeps you asking for more. Very well balanced and "spiced" to perfection.


External Reviews for Mr. Riggs Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Gaffer

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

The 2006 Shiraz “The Gaffer” (meaning “the Boss”) was aged for 12 months in a mix of new and used French oak. Purple-colored, it exhibits a slightly muted nose of damp earth, cinnamon, pepper, and blue fruits. Supple-textured and full-bodied, the wine has gobs of ripe fruit, layered flavors and excellent balance in its forward personality. Drink it over the next 6–8 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Ripe and spicy, with a grainy feel to the dark berry, white pepper and velvety character that lingers on the meaty finish. Best from 2010 through 2014.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Deep ruby. Pungent blackberry aroma is complicated by fresh violet, tobacco and smoky minerals; this smells like an Old World syrah. Zesty dark berry flavors are brightened by graphite and cracked pepper, picking up an exotic floral pastille quality on the back end. The smoke and graphite qualities recur on the finish, which features very good lift and focus.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2006 Shiraz andldquo;The Gafferandrdquo; (meaning andldquo;the Bossandrdquo;) was aged for 12 months in a mix of new and used French oak. Purple-colored, it exhibits a slightly muted nose of damp earth, cinnamon, pepper, and blue fruits. Supple-textured and full-bodied, the wine has gobs of ripe fruit, layered flavors and excellent balance in its forward personality. Drink it over the next 6andndash;8 years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2006 Shiraz "The Gaffer" (meaning "the Boss") was aged for 12months in a mix of new and used French oak. Purple-colored, it exhibitsa slightly muted nose of damp earth, cinnamon, pepper, and blue fruits.Supple-textured and full-bodied, the wine has gobs of ripe fruit,layered flavors and excellent balance in its forward personality. Drinkit over the next 6-8 years." - Jay Miller of The Wine AdvocateCheese Pairings: Gouda, Parmesan, PecorinoFood Pairings: Barbecue Spareribs, Eggplant Parmesan, Lamb Marsala

"The 2006 Shiraz "The Gaffer" (meaning "the Boss") was aged for 12months in a mix of new and used French oak. Purple-colored, it exhibitsa slightly muted nose of damp earth, cinnamon, pepper, and blue fruits.Supple-textured and full-bodied, the wine has gobs of ripe fruit,layered flavors and excellent balance in its forward personality. Drinkit over the next 6-8 years." - Jay Miller of The Wine AdvocateCheese Pairings: Gouda, Parmesan, PecorinoFood Pairings: Barbecue Spareribs, Eggplant Parmesan, Lamb Marsala

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