Rusden Black Guts Shiraz 750ml (Barossa Valley, SA)
The Rusden Vineyard is nestled on the deep Vine Vale sand 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. Our 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.
Rich, dense nose of stone fruit, violet, cloves, bacon fat and subtle pepper tones. Silky weight on the palate, has restraint but without lacking power. The fruit, violet and spice integrates well with classy new oak. Seamless, and velvety smooth, it will develop well over a decade or two.