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2004 Rusden - Shiraz Black Guts Syrah - Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley - Red

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Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley

Red Syrah
WA 97
Drink Dates
WA: 2013-2025
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750ml $85.00
2 for sale

WA 97
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 173
Drink Dates 2013-2025

Rusden's flagship is the 2004 Shiraz "Black Guts," sourced from a vineyard planted in 1959. It was aged for 30 months in barrel, 10% new American, 25% new French, with the balance used French. Purple-colored (but not as saturated as many of its Barossa peers), it delivers a stunning perfume of mineral, gunpowder, roasted meat, blueberry, and chocolate. This is followed by a full-bodied, velvety-textured Shiraz with gobs of layered fruit, terrific intensity and balance, and a very long finish.

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Author Nancy H32
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 66.667%
Tasted On 09/10/2008

Soft, delicious

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