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Mr Riggs The Truant Shiraz

​“The Truant” Shiraz is a testament to the best of McLaren Vale. Made with 30% new French oak, this wine shows excellent integration of Shiraz fruit with the gentle use of oak creating a big, rich, juicy, smooth style of red, finishing with elegance and spice. “The Truant” is a flavoursome, fruit-driven, full-bodied Shiraz that is well balanced and assured to please the palate.

Mr Riggs The Truant Shiraz

​Born in Dorset in 1814, my great-great-great grandfather, John William Riggs, perhaps of necessity, perhaps reflecting his entrepreneurial leanings, wagged school and from the age of seven, commenced working for a living at the princely rate of one shilling a week.  This was however only a minor inconvenience for “The Truant” who signed with an “X”. In time, he became master of one of South Australia’s outstanding farming enterprises in the early years of settlement.  Mr. Riggs “The Truant” McLaren Vale Shiraz – a tribute to my family’s colourful past and a wine that truly represents the great strengths of our renowned wine producing region.

Mr Riggs The Truant Shiraz

​“The Truant” Shiraz is a testament to the best of McLaren Vale. Made with 30% new French oak, this wine shows excellent integration of Shiraz fruit with the gentle use of oak creating a big, rich, juicy, smooth style of red, finishing with elegance and spice. “The Truant” is a flavoursome, fruit-driven, full-bodied Shiraz that is well balanced and assured to please the palate.
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