Rusden 'Black Guts' Shiraz 2016 (Barossa Valley, South Australia) "...violet, spice, cherry cola..."
The Rusden Vineyard is nestled in the foothills below the eastern Barossa Ranges. The early pioneers carved this area out of cypress, blue gum and wattle woodland, once know as Bethany Sandscrub. The old vines are traditionally cared for and hand tended to ensure their longevity and benefit for future generations.
A minimalist approach to winemaking results in an honest representation of the variety. This is a New World wine made in an Old World style to produce a fruit driven wine with dimension, character and balance.
"Powerful nose and palate reflect the nature of the vintage. Definitely in the dark fruit spectrum, with hints of violet, spice, cherry cola and coffee bean. Long dry finish with muscular tannins that frame the powerful fruit perfectly."
“This is the kind of wine only a handful of South Australian vineyards can consistently achieve. There is virtually nothing like it produced anywhere else in the world.”
Robert M Parker Jr., Wine Advocate