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Ric Red 2021 Wine Review

Ric Red 2021

Ric Red 2021

South Australia, Australia

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2024-2026

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Ric Red

Agent: Corby Spirit and Wine Limited

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This Ric Red 2021 was reviewed on June 8, 2024 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Wave the checkered flag! Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo and St. Hugo Wines of Australia team up once again to create a delicious red wine blend crafted with southern Australian fruit. This is the Ric Red DR3 2021 and it does not disappoint. Full-bodied, smooth tannins, smoky cigar lounge, cologne, ripe berries and fresh herbs.
The palate is a lovely surprise. Silky, soft perfume, black cherry, sweet dipped cigar, underbrush, vanilla and cloves. A sultry explosion of the senses as it crosses the finish line.
This Secret Sauce may be locked up in a vault, but I think it’s a collaboration built on a passion for wine and a desire to win! Fire up the barbecue!
Perfect Father's Day wine.
Decanted 30 minutes.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Ric Red is big, bold and saucy, a showcase for the Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro grapes that grow so well in the Barossa Valley, Australia. Ricciardo, famous Formula 1 racing driver, has collaborated with St. Hugo Wines with his signature passion and precision to produce this sexy, saucy wine. Lots going on in that glass; dark fruit and spicy aromas - think ripe dark berries, plums, licorice and white pepper, with a spicy palate that bursts with flavour and a long, spiced fruit finish. This will be a big hit this barbeque season!
Tasted June, 2024
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This wine has me speeding home to fire up the BBQ. This is a continued collaboration between St. Hugo Winery and Australian racecar driver Daniel Ricciardo.
Ricciardo has collaborated with St. Hugo on several wines, and takes a hands-on approach, being involved with everything from the blend of the grapes, the tasting notes, and even providing a racing boot used to design a custom decanter for the wine. What a cool idea!
The wine itself is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, however the blend itself is a secret (Hence the nickname of this wine being Secret Sauce!) The wine is deeply coloured, with intense fruit aromas of plum, blueberry and raspberry. Other notes on the nose include notes of dried herbs, violets, and a hint of pepper. Full bodied on the palate with rounded tannins, medium+ acidity, and rich and plush berry notes, and a touch of spice on the lengthy finish.
Complete with an eye-catching label designed by Ricciardo's long time friend and helmet designer, Ornamental Conifer, this wine is sure to impress and be enjoyed, maybe at a fun Father's Day BBQ with gourmet burgers and sweet and smoky pork ribs.
Simon Chen rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This 'secret sauce' blend of St. Hugo is such a food friendly wine. It's aromatic, floral, and full of red fruits. I Pnp without any decanting, and the wine was juicy, medium+ acidity, soft tannin and the part I like the most is it didn't have too much alcohol burn on the finish. Definitely a wine that you can just open at any time of the day and start enjoying with your friends and families. I paired with some BBQ chicken wings and pepproni pizzas.

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