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Monday, 29 August 2016

Rusden Black Guts Shiraz 2013

Oak: all new French.

Subtelty is not its forté. It's all about the deep, stewed, black fruit, tarry, oak - it's the Black Guts, and it does what it says on the tin!

There's caramel, coffee oak, smooth chocolate. It's thick, lavish, but as seems the way with Rusden wines carries an airiness about itself. It's balanced - incredibly so given the lavish new oak thrown at it, and its weighty 15.4% alcohol. 

Bloody impressive winemaking. 93

Tasted on: Thursday 7th July, a Leaf to Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $85
Alcohol: 15.4%
Closure: Cork

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