2017 Ruggabellus Fluus

Red Rhone Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Barossa
  • Barossa Valley
Drink between 2018 - 2025 (Edit)
CT88.3 5 reviews
Label borrowed from 2015
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Milliontown wrote: 85 points

    October 25, 2019 - Had better bottles/vintages of this. This one falls quite short for me. Has the distinctive sour cherry aromas, bit of damp earth and twiggy herbs there too. But beneath that there’s a little creeping natty wine smell of stale beer. The palate is marked by a sharp tartness which is quite overpowering. There’s a slight soapy/slippery texture to it and a little funk/possible Brett on the finish. Softens a bit with some chill. Overall not great.

  • CamWheeler wrote: 89 points

    March 14, 2019 - Bottles with Tom; 3/7/2019-3/28/2019: Lifted nose with tart cherry, stems, sea spray, red berries and roses. Good acid, fresh and bright with light red fruit. Mid length, nice young profile.

  • BPej Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 23, 2018 - Southern Rhone type blend. Cherry, red apple and plum. Some spice in there too. Only medium bodied with great freshness and drinkability.

  • Matt_D Likes this wine: 88 points

    November 15, 2018 - Pinotesque tight red berry, sour cherry and forest floor nose. Not a massive new world Pinot fan so the nose made me a little dubious. Palate is more generous, the tight red berries open up into forest fruit, raspberries and a slight earthiness. Really juicy fruit, slight sour note, but not overpowering, and a long finish. Fantastic value as well.

  • Jeremy Holmes wrote:

    November 11, 2018 - The nose is cool and fresh, with notes of strawberry, mulberry, wild time, lavender and earth. It is lean and sinewy, with bright fruit flavours and tangy acid. Tart berries and cherries close out the finish and it is a wine of good verve and detail.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ruggabellus
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Fluus
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Barossa
  • Appellation Barossa Valley

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 15 (56%)
  • Consumed 12 (44%)

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