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||94 Pts Mike Bennie - The Wine Front||Size:||750ML
||Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Syrah / Shiraz, Grenache / Garnacha
94 Pts Mike Bennie - The Wine Front
Starts off with 85% mataro, gets a dose of 12% syrah and 3% grenache. Tug at a thread from the tapestry of 2014 releases from Ruggabellus and you get a picture of savouriness. Thatâs the take home message from these 2014 wines. Light on, but very, very savoury. Donât expect the usual personality of Barossa Valley wines with their regular richness and heft.
Really savoury, meaty, dusty bouquet with red and black berry fruit set amongst meat drippings, charcuterie plate whiffs and general animale, yet clean and fresh fruited too. Curious and delicious start. Lean but flavoursome and sinewy across the palate. Brisk in fruit character with striking flavours of just ripe red berry fruit, herbs, raw meat with ropes of slender dusty tannin that finish chewy and mouthwatering. Lovely, lovely drinking, but very much in a shimmer of Barossaâs more recognisable deep flavoured spectrum. And great for that. Must buy for enthusiasts of this producer.
"Ruggabellus" translates to "Rugged Beauty" which is what they call their estate vineyards. They are rocky and highly elevated, and not the easiest vineyards to access.
Winemaker Abel Gibson knows no other place that the Barossa Valley. He spent his early years learning the wine business from his father, Rob Gibson, who was the senior viticulturist and winemaker at Penfolds. After years in the vineyards and working as a cellar rat, Abel believed it was time to create his own label, and that is when Rugabbelus was created.
Abel uses a very natural approach in his vineyards to express the terroir of his vineyards. The Efferus is a Rhone Blend made in the old world style to keep it approachable and extremely balanced. There are only 175 cases of this wine produced in total, with very few of them making it into the US.