Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Tommy Ruff 2011

Producing wine in the Barossa was a tough prospect but the ultra vigilant could make some very good wine. This wine is a blend of Shiraz and Mataro with the latter being one of the latest varieties to ripen.

The Mataro is the leading light in this wine which makes it a dirty and spicy sort of a drink. The flow is very linear with a slight tinned veggie action on entry before twigs and earth transition over. On the palate the wine is in the red end of the spectrum which makes it so easy to chug down with a lively acidity running through the core of the wine. The structure of the wine sits surely under the flavours, even though they are a little rugged and sharp. For the vintage this is one hell of a wine but it doesn’t reach the heights of the 2010 version.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Price: $26
Rated: 86
Drink: Now – 2018

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