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2002 Rusden - Zinfandel Chookshed

AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AUSTRALIA /
  • 92 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Zinfandel

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SKU: 94259-2002-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($88; from 35-year-old vines; aged in new French and American barrels) Full ruby-red. Pungent aromas of raw berries, mocha, baking spices, fresh herbs and oak. Supersweet and thick but leavened by strong acids and lifted by mint and weedy notes. A fruit bomb of a zinfandel, with the green notes often shown by this variety, which is characterized by uneven ripening even within clusters. Finishes with an intriguing quality and very sweet tannins. This would be a perfect accompaniment to blue cheese. Idiosyncratic wine, but it works for me.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Even though it is brilliant, it is hard to get excited over the $90 2002 Zinfandel Chookshed. There are only 150 cases of this classic Zinfandel made in a Turleyesque style. Loads of peppery, briery fruit, color, extract, and richness emerge from this supple, voluptuous Zinfandel. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • More than half of all Australian wine production takes place in the South Australia region—home to the Shiraz-specializing Barossa Valley as well as revered Riesling zones Clare Valley and Eden Valley. South Australia is too large and diverse to generalize about climate or topography, with both cooler coastal areas and warmer inland sections—but rainfall is generally low throughout and drought is a constant concern. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 14 bottles owned
    • 5 collectors