Wine of the Week #1543: Penny’s Hill “Cracking Black” Shiraz
94/100 Points: “A picture-perfect example of medium-bodied McLaren Vale shiraz from an impressive vintage; blackberry, black cherry, dark chocolate and licorice engage the palate from the first sip; has very good length and balance.”
Spot Offer #117: Mr Riggs “Cold Chalk” Chardonnay
94/100 Points: “Long and lively; packed with fruit concentration, citrus purity and white flowers. Green melon, smooth nutty oak, with hints of vanilla, build palate weight, nuances of spice, and other textural components. Good minerality and sour acidity pulses throughout the finish.”
Wine of the Week #1542: Mr Riggs Tempranillo
94/100 Points: “Silky smooth with just enough attitude to set it apart. Flavours are in the cherry-plum and cola realm, though notes of peppercorn and chocolate, as modest as they are, are important aspects of the wine’s personality. Ultra fine-grained tannin, edges of mineral and finesse through the finish are all quality markers. Medium-weight but it h has presence.”
Wine of the Week #1510: Mr Riggs Grenache
Enticing raspberry perfume, laden with cherries, liquorice and savoury notes fill the nose. Vibrant earthy plum with hints of spice of cumin, wooden bark and chocolate round the palate and give it an unctuous mouth feel. A well balanced and true iconic gnarly McLaren Vale Grenache.
Wine of the Week #1508: Mr Riggs Montepulciano
Winemaker Ben Riggs love affair with Montepulciano began during his days as a “flying winemaker” – working harvest in central and southern Italy and it was these early impressions which inspired his vision for an Australian take on iconic Italian flavours. Typcially, the wines made from this variety are full bodied with deep colour, spice and plum flavours and high levels of tannin. They usually require some bottle aging and are well paired with hearty Italian cuisine or sharp cheeses.
Rave Review: Natalie MacLean on 2013 Black Chook Shiraz – 91 Points!
WINERY PROFILE | The Black Chook Wines “Surprisingly excellent for the price, wow. This full-bodied Australian red wine is a blend of mostly Shiraz and a splash of Viognier from…
Rave Review: VinousMedia.com on 2013 Black Chook Shiraz – 90 Points!
WINERY PROFILE | The Black Chook Wines ““(a 94/6 blend): Bright purple. Powerful blackberry and cherry-cola aromas are complicated by notes of pipe tobacco, licorice and olive. Rich, broad and…