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2009 Rusden Black Guts ShirazSyrah / Shiraz from Australia

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"Deep garnet with a hint of purple in the color, the 2009 reveals aromas of warm black fruits, cassis and crushed blueberries with underlying nuances of Mediterranean herbs, bl...

  • 95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 93 Cellar Tracker
  • 93 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
  • 92 Richard Jennings - RJonWine.com
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"Deep garnet with a hint of purple in the color, the 2009 Black Guts Shiraz reveals aromas of warm black fruits, cassis and crushed blueberries with underlying nuances of Mediterranean herbs, black pepper, tar and salami. Very full bodied with a generous amount of layered warm black fruit and savory flavors, it is well structured with a medium to firm level of finely grained tannins and lively acid, finishing long. Approachable now, it should cellar to 2021+." Reviewed February 2012

93 Cellar Tracker

Based on 8 notes and 8 scores from 7 users as of 4/5/16

93 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

"Glass-staining ruby. Potent, smoke- and spice-accented dark berry and cherry aromas are lifted by a subtle mineral nuance. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit flavors show a surprisingly lithe character and pick up sweetness with air. Supple and seamless on a finish that clings with excellent tenacity." Reviewed July 2013

92 Richard Jennings - RJonWine.com

"Very dark red violet color; aromatic, smoky, roasted black fruit, espresso nose; tobacco, espresso, roasted plum, tobacco palate; medium-plus finish." Reviewed February 2013

Product Description:

"Deep garnet with a hint of purple in the color, the 2009 reveals aromas of warm black fruits, cassis and crushed blueberries with underlying nuances of Mediterranean herbs, black pepper, tar and salami. Very full bodied with a generous amount of layered warm black fruit and savory flavors, it is well structured with a medium to firm level of finely grained tannins and lively acid, finishing long. 800 cases made" - Importer

"Another vintage where it paid not to react to the weather too early. A mid-march heat spell of 37-42 degrees Celsius for seven days caused a few to panic around the valley and start picking Shiraz too early. Thankfully the weather soon settled down (it couldn’t happen two years in row!) which allowed the fruit flavours to catch up to the high sugar levels in the grapes, which made way for prime Shiraz intake over about three weeks in the vintage shed. The result was some very powerful and diverse batches of Shiraz in barrel which has added to the complexity of this years Black Guts. It is the first in a double of great Barossa vintages and a must have for the cellar. It’s drinking incredibly well early on too (most hotter vintages do!) but it also has the structure to age for well over a decade or more. Undeniably a stand out wine for this release." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 94555
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region Barossa Valley
Ratings

95 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

93 - Cellar Tracker

93 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

92 - Richard Jennings - RJonWine.com

Vintage 2009
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Syrah / Shiraz
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry
Nose spice box, cedar and dark fruit