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2018 Rubus Special Edition Barossa Shiraz - 93 PTS - SJ

somm journal purple logo"Rising to the top, Rubus makes wines from all over the world. This stunner features aromas of violets, chocolate mint, and purple plum. Extroverted from the start, the flavors mirror the scents, with an addition of black pepper, blackberry, graphite, and lavender. All the flavors are in sync with toasty cedar and leaves with a juicy finish."

- The Somm Journal (April/May “Rising Stars of the Wine World”), 93 pts

2018 Rubus Special Edition Barossa Shiraz - 94 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Made by Thorn-Clarke for the US market, this has a rich and vivid nose with blueberry, violet, dark plum and subtle oak spice in play. The palate has a succulent feel with plenty of rich, open-knit blackberry and blueberry flavor. Smoothly delivered tannins carry long and even. Drink over the next decade."

- James Suckling (November 2021), 94 pts

2018 Rubus Special Edition Barossa Shiraz - 94 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250“Earthy detail develops in this sleek and juicy shiraz, a tarry streak under fresh plum and bruised strawberry. The tannins have gravity and precision, their bracing intensity and concentration integrated into what panelist David Hawkins described as “a big, powerful wine with great liveliness.” While suited to aging, this is accessible now if you’re grilling meats to serve with it.”

- Wine & Spirits (February 2023), 94 pts