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2010 Rubus Barossa Shiraz - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"Polished, supple and juicy, with red berry, black cherry, licorice and white pepper flavors, persisting nicely on the refined finish. Drink now through 2017. 2,000 cases made. –HS"

- Wine Spectator (April 30th 2012), 90 pts

2012 Rubus Barossa Shiraz - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"Smooth and succulent, tempering its rich cherry compote flavors with hints of tobacco and pepper. Finishes with a long echo of licorice. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases made. –HS"

- Wine Spectator (June 15th 2014), 90 pts

2013 Rubus Barossa Shiraz - 90 PTS - WINE VALUE - WA

wa90"My favorite of the Rubus selections from Kysela is the 2013 Shiraz, a blend of 98% Shiraz and 2% Viognier coming from Australia's Barossa Valley. This is a big, beefy wine with an opaque purple color and a chewy, fleshy mouthfeel with notes of blackberry, cassis, licorice and tar. The wine is full, rich and an outstanding value. Drink it over the next 3-4 years."

- Wine Advocate (March 2016), 90 pts - Excellent wine values for under $25

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2013 Rubus Barossa Shiraz - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Rubus is a label for wines selected by the fine American importer Fran Kysela, MS. The 2013 is a full-bodied, velvety-textured Barossa Shiraz, offering a rich, luxuriousmouthfeel. Cedar and mocha notes are apparent, but there’s ample underlying plummy fruit and a long, plush finish. Drink now–2020. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Wine Enthusiast (October 2015 and May 2016), 92 pts + Editor's choice

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2014 Rubus Barossa Shiraz - 93 PTS - GOLD MEDAL & BEST BUY - BTI

bti gold 2016"Dark nearly opaque violet color. Spicy, herbal aromas and flavors of eucalyptus, menthol mint, and blueberry chutney with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long chocolate drizzled berries and cherries and toffee finish with fine, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A vibrant, spicy Shiraz with balance."

- Beverage Testing Institute (December 15th 2016), 93 pts + GOLD MEDAL & BEST BUY

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2015 Rubus Barossa Shiraz - 90 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"One of my favorites in the lineup was the 2015 Shiraz Barossa (there’s 2% Viognier in the blend), which sports a deep purple color as well as a blockbuster nose of plums, blackberries, candied violets, and incense, with just a hint of eucalyptus showing with time in the glass. Possessing medium to full-bodied richness, an opulent, sexy texture, no hard edges, and a great finish, it’s a lot of wine for the money. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 90 pts

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2015 Rubus Barossa Shiraz - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"Blackberry, currant and blueberry flavors are dense, intense and powerful, mingling with black licorice, sage and spice notes, with a brambly undertone. A spicy hint lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2030. 1,200 cases made. - MaryAnn Worobiec"

- Wine Spectator (November 15th 2018), 90 pts