Rusden `Black Guts` Shiraz 2006 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

The Rusden Vineyard is nestled on the deep Vine Vale sand in the foothills below the eastern Barossa Ranges. The early pioneers carved this area out of cypress, blue gum and wattle woodland, once know as Bethany Sandscrub. Our old vines are traditionally cared for and hand tended to ensure their longevity and benefit for future generations. A minimalist approach to winemaking results in an honest representation of the variety. This is a New World wine made in an Old World style to produce a fruit driven wine with dimension, character and balance.

Overview

The Rusden Vineyard is nestled on the deep Vine Vale sand in the foothills below the eastern Barossa Ranges. The early pioneers carved this area out of cypress, blue gum and wattle woodland, once know as Bethany Sandscrub. Our old vines are traditionally cared for and hand tended to ensure their longevity and benefit for future generations. A minimalist approach to winemaking results in an honest representation of the variety. This is a New World wine made in an Old World style to produce a fruit driven wine with dimension, character and balance.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 97 - Jay S Miller, Wine Advocate #186, Dec 2009

The 2006 Black Guts Shiraz competes favorably with its predecessors. The wine spent 30 months in 10% new American oak, 25% new French oak, and 65% old French barrels. Purple in color, it displays scents of cedar, lavender, incense, rosemary, smoked meat, and blueberry. Plush on the palate with a sense of elegance, this incredibly intense, savory, impeccably balanced Shiraz has layers of flavor, and is amazingly light on its feet. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.

Christian Canute’s signature style of winemaking usually pays off with distinctive wines unlike anything else coming out of Barossa Valley.

Winery Tasting Notes

Having the Black Guts in your cellar is like having Pharlap in your stable. It is an absolute honour to deliver this wine every year as it never falls short of fulfilling my expectations. It comes out fighting every year and never finishes second.