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2016 Ruggabellus Fluus barossa valley, australia
$27

Fluus, the flow. Get with it. Here’s a regular winner from the clever, clever hands of Abe Gibson and his vineyard sources.
Produced in a large, old oak vat this year (well, matured in it). Syrah dominant for the first time (38%), with cinsault (21%), grenache (21%) and mataro (20%). Bistro-friendly fare of the highest order; or just for sloshing around with abandon at home.
Hearty perfume of plum, lavender, malt, faint game meat and faint espresso, with a savoury, brambly undertone. Sounds over the top in description, but you keep seeking and you shall find. Medium weight in palate, or at least medium in ripeness of flavour, touches of green herb/spice, sheets of firmly succulent yet fine tannin. Juicy, bright finish. Stellar drinking, overdelivering for price with structure and complexity, though some might find it a darker version of Fluus, though the wine has lost none of the drinkability. Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

Origin barossa valley, australia
Year 2016
Varietal red blend
Style elegant & complex