Buy Mr Riggs Mr Riggs The Magnet Grenache (750mL) at Secret Bottle

Mr Riggs The Magnet Grenache (750mL)

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Aroma & Palate
Fruit-forward, cumin, chocolate
Varietal Grenache
Style Elegant & powerful
What the Experts Say

It’s from a 100-year-old vineyard (Dogridge). It sees 15% whole bunches. It’s 15% alcohol.

Alcohol gives the wine a clear warmth but the flavours are excellent. Cherries, anise, earth and spices, a kind of woody-earthiness without being overtly or excessively oak-influenced. It remains bright. It pushes with raspberry and musk. There’s a lot going on here, a lot of goodness.

91/100 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

Our Notes

Coming in at a boozy 15% ABV, this “The Magnet” Grenache is not a subtle wine - at least, not at first. There’s chocolatey depth and a generously spiced structure behind the earthy, full-bodied and generously red-fruit-forward burst of flavour and the thick, almost jammy mouthfeel, though honestly this’d still be a hit if there weren’t.

From 100-year-old Grenache vines nearly lost to the ill-advised Vine Pull Scheme of the 1980s, which age has evidently served well.

Winemakers Comments

Having always wanted to make a Grenache and a variety that is making its own cult following in the region, I was drawn to a parcel of McLaren Vale fruit in which 100 year old Grenache vines were destined to be bulldozed. After witnessing the destruction of the ‘Vine Pull Scheme’ of the 1980’s where a majority of old vine Grenache was decimated in the region, I was determined to make sure these gnarly old vines were set to live longer……the rest they say is history.

About the Winery

Since 2001, winemaker Ben Riggs, a dead ringer for actor Michael McKean, has produced premium but unpretentious wines from a base in McLaren vale, making use of fruit from both that region and around South Australia.

The wines, driven by Riggs’ own time-honed tastes and whims, are as personality-driven as the label’s name suggests, and display lashings of regional terroir.

Your order is dispatched within 3-5 days from our Sydney warehouse.

NSW/VIC/QLD/SA/ACT - $9.90

WA/TAS - $17.90

We ship with Australia Post using their dedicated wine post service. All parcels are trackable and in most cases arrive in 2-4 days.

Shipping is not available to Northern Territory or any designated dry zone.

In the event that your items are lost or damaged in transit we will replace or refund your order.

Change of mind returns are available for up to 30days after purchase. No change of mind refunds available for personalised cards or products.

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Customer Reviews

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shelley johnson (Schofields, AU)
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Ordered for Mother’s Day with plenty of time. Turned up after Mother’s Day without wrapping that I paid for and two different brands of wine

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Giulianna (Brisbane, AU)
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Beautifully Packaged

My bottle of Perrier-Jouët & glasses arrived safely and in time to enjoy at Easter!

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Andrew Schultz (Brisbane, AU)
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Sav Blanc?

Has all the characteristics of a Riesling! Minerals, dry and acidic.
Needs to be drunk at room temperature to appreciate the citrus notes at the end. Don't drink it too cold.

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Stewart Shaw (Sydney, AU)
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Very satisfying

Purchased based upon it's win in Germany. It's a wonderful sauv blanc for an afternoon with a few dips and friends. Not a patch on Cloudy Bay, equals Dog Point and Craggy Range, better than Phillip Shaw or Shaw&Smith. I'll buy again as it's great to have an Australian Sauv blanc in the house not ruined by the addition of semillion.

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Tanya (Sydney, AU)
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Great gift idea!

Got a bottle of Verve personalised and it was a great surprise. Can’t comment on the taste because she won’t open it. Lol

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