Shopping for gifts? Click here for our top holiday gift ideas!

2013 Ruggabellus TimaeusBlend from Australia

$51.00

List Price: $66.99

You're saving $15.99!

Fresh, vivid, spicy, bright and peppery. Lovely focused red cherry and berry fruit with a strongly savory edge. Distinctive stuff that really needs a day or two open to begin t...

  • 93 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
  • 92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 90 Wine & Spirits
  • 89 Wine Spectator
Iphone label thumb Info card

About

93

Brilliant ruby. Spice-tinged blackberry, cherry pie and cured meat aromas display very good clarity and vivacity. Sweet, sharply focused dark berry flavors are complemented by an exotic floral character and gain a smoky quality with aeration. Finishes on a bright black raspberry note, with superb length and even tannins.

92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Wonderful aromas of dried berry, orange peel and hints of terracotta. Full body with bright, spicy fruit and lots of citrus on the finish. All about drinkability here. A blend of 82% grenache, 15% cinsault, 2% mataro and 1% syrah. Drink now.

90 Wine & Spirits

"This is mostly grenache (82 percent), the balance cinsault, with a little mataro and syrah. It tastes like a low-intervention wine, spicy and lifted by some volatile notes, juicy with black olive and persimmon edges to the fruit. It’s tight and notably clean, sustained on a healthy balance of whatever microbes gave their lives to the greater deliciousness of this blend." Vine Street Imports, Mount Laurel, NJ

89 Wine Spectator

"Spicy and peppery, with a sarsaparilla note to the red cherry and plum flavors within, this is firm and juicy, lingering nicely on the finish, which offers sage details. Grenache, Syrah, Mataro and Cinsault. Drink now through 2026. 195 cases made." –MW

Product Description:

Fresh, vivid, spicy, bright and peppery. Lovely focused red cherry and berry fruit with a strongly savory edge. Distinctive stuff that really needs a day or two open to begin to wake up. Potentially long lived.

Product Detail

Item # 103331
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region Barossa Valley
Ratings

93 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

90 - Wine & Spirits

89 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2013
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Cinsault, Syrah / Shiraz
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, strawberry, vanilla, musk, currant and blueberry
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, game, tar, dust, spice box and cedar