About The Pack
After a great career as one of Australia's most decorated cricket players, Ricky Ponting has turned his hand to another passion, the love of wine.
Ricky has partnered with winemaker Ben Riggs to bring a us a class act range of wines that speak of wine styles and special moments in Ricky's life and career.
The two wines here on tasting for our DD LIVE chat with Ricky on the 21st October offer some excellent drinking at a very sharp price. We have a Pinot Noir from his home in Tasmania and an SA Shiraz that packs a punch at a great price.
2020 Ponting Mowbray Boy Pinot Noir
As a young lad growing up in Launceston, Ricky credits his dad and the men of the Mowbray Cricket Club with teaching so much about the sport, and life in general. This wine honours that part of his life.
Utilising the secret winemaker handshake, Ricky and Ben worked in partnership with Tasmanian winemaker Jeremy Dineen on this wine. They utilised his contacts and relationships to source this truly scarce commodity; Tamar Valley Pinot Noir, which is known to produce such elegant and well-structured wines.
This is very much a fruit driven wine, and distinctly regional, dark cherries, lots of spice, great acidity. Hello, did someone say BBQ Duck?Read more about 2020 Ponting Mowbray Boy Pinot Noir
2018 Ponting Pinnacle Shiraz
Paying homage to the pinnacle of Ricky’s career, the Ashes, this wine showcases winemaker Ben Riggs bread and butter, McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Ben has built his name on these wines, with great relationships with growers across the region - he has sourced some exceptional fruit for this wine. This is quite a powerful and full-bodied expression of the varietal. Distinctively McLaren Vale, with sweet berries and darker fruit on the nose. The wine is soft, with warm tannins on the palate layered with rich berry fruits, and lots of spice.
This wine speak so much of both the region, and the winemaker. The wine is everything it sets out to be; a well-made, quality, Vale Shiraz, at a cracker of a price.Read more about 2018 Ponting Pinnacle Shiraz