Mr Riggs `The Bolter` Shiraz 2012 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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$9.99 per Bottle
$59.94 per pack
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`The Bolter` - on the track - a horse that is loose or out of control. In the betting ring a horse at long odds.

The Riggs family have long held a passion for horseracing with many shining stars amongst their ranks. Predictably this Shirazis seriously good but what is not so predictable is the price. How do we do it? Quite simply, Ben Riggs and his winemakingteam have a nose for sniffing out fine quality fruit, working their magic and here it is. An amazing value McLaren Vale Shiraz for far less then you think, with only one catch. You might have to be quick before it bolts.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Each Shiraz fruit parcel is kept separate throughout the winemaking process, and then they are carefully blended together by Ben Riggs and his team when ready.

The wine has a long, soft and juicy palate and lush mouth feel, bursting with nuances of blackberry, blueberry jam and liquorice. It is an extremely approachable and drinkable McLaren Vale Shiraz experience.

Food Matching

Ready to be enjoyed now, it complements many styles of food including Asian, BBQ, Beef, Curries and Lamb.


It will cellar well for up to 7 years.

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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Ben Riggs

After spending twenty one vintages, a decade and a half of them as winemaker for caretaker Mr. Richard Gregory Trott's ironstone foundry and workshop known locally as ‘W2' (nee Wirra Wirra) Vineyards in McLaren Vale, and simultaneously as an air miles lifetime reward(less) Flying-Winemaker (Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Greece, Italy and the South of France) I knew it was time at the turn of the Trillennium to do my own thing…

The rest was, in comparison, simple; McLaren Vale, her beloved Shiraz, my mate and mentor Mr. Tony Parkinson, his Penny's Hill Winery and our mates Messrs. Beal (Snr. and Jnr.). Added to this combination the original Mr. Riggs' Vineyard, and help from friends, the only thing left to decide was what to call the kit…

I always hoped that someday I would make wine for myself, under my own shingle so to speak. Mate and muse Mr. Parkinson convinced me to moniker my first 15 barriques as ‘Mr. Riggs', a title I would prefer to not outgrow.

I reckon people started calling me Mr. Riggs when I outgrew my dad (the previous Mr. Riggs). Since then, altitude has not been an issue; I'd been making Shiraz at sea level, McLaren Vale South Australia , for more than fifteen years.

Motivated by the ‘Monapilla' vineyard of vigneron Mr. Beal (Snr.) and viticulturist Mr. Beal (Jnr.) this wine is the first manifestation of Mr. Riggs's beloved McLaren Vale Shiraz, and in 2001 was the start of things to come…

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