Rubus Special Edition Barossa Shiraz
Rubus Project
Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley

The Rubus Project was created by Fran Kysela as a way to source & sell incredible wines at value prices. All wines in this international project are hand-selected by Fran Kysela. Rubus wines are fruit driven, true-to-type values that over deliver - a true representation of quality for the consumer at an excellent price.

Deep red with a slight purple hue on release. The wine has a rich mix of dark chocolate infused with coffee bean and black liquorice, then scents of tar, aniseed, raw (pure) soy and black olive on the nose. The palate is expansive, and yet balanced and finessed. An amalgam of dark berried flavors and textural sensations. The 100% new oak is completely absorbed, meshed with ripe tannins, completing a palate of impressive length and youthfulness.

Barossa Valley
Wine Type
100% Shiraz
After destemming, a Shiraz-specific yeast was selected to ferment the wine at a maximum of 28 degrees C. The fermenter was manually pumped over twice daily. Pump over regimes were adjusted toward the end of fermentation to suit the tannin and flavor extraction of the wine. The cap was completely broken up on each pump over. The wine remained in fermenters for 6-8 days before being pressed, inoculated with malolactic bacteria and filled to American oak (100% new). The wine was racked ML and returned to the same barrels. The wine was topped every month, and after 6months, racked and returned to the same barrels again. Prior to bottling the parcels were emptied from oak and blended. Minimal fining and filtration.
400 (9-liter cases)

Pairs well with rich meat dishes.

Reviews and News

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

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

2018 Rubus Special Edition Barossa Shiraz - 94 PTS - JS

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 - 93 PTS - SJ

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

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