Ruggabellus

Archaeus Red Blend

9.225 ratings
9.110 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Fraser McKinley

It was a rare treat to taste each of the Ruggabellus bottlings from 2009-2018 today. It’s been a productive decade for them and there are some stunners in the line up; no more so than the trio of 2016, 2017 & 2018 Syrah from their home property in Flaxmanns Valley. The vitality and purity of these is of the highest order. Fantastic stuff!

It was a rare treat to taste each of the Ruggabellus bottlings from 2009-2018 today. It’s been a productive decade for them and there are some stunners in the line up; no more so than the trio of 2016, 2017 & 2018 Syrah from their home property in Flaxmanns Valley. The vitality and purity of these is of the highest order. Fantastic stuff!

Aug 30th, 2019
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

9.4

Good god this wine is singing tonight or is it the cabin fever.

Good god this wine is singing tonight or is it the cabin fever.

Jan 24th, 2016
Gary Mills

Owner/Winemaker Jamsheed Wines

10

Game changer

Game changer

Sep 3rd, 2014
Bob McDonald

Not your typical Barossa big red. A rather feral manure nose with some black pastille hints. Medium minus weight of fruit with light tannins and medium acid. No noticeable oak influence. A refreshing change from the Barossa norm.

Not your typical Barossa big red. A rather feral manure nose with some black pastille hints. Medium minus weight of fruit with light tannins and medium acid. No noticeable oak influence. A refreshing change from the Barossa norm.

Aug 25th, 2016
Jannine Rickards

Quomodo is Actually Riesling and awesome!

Quomodo is Actually Riesling and awesome!

Jun 9th, 2016
Bob McDonald

One of those wines where you would prefer to drink it in the vibrant bloom of youth rather than cellaring it. Enticing perfume albeit with a feral animale aspect reminiscent of a good CDP. A blend of Syrah/Mataro/Grenache 77/12/11. Low acid low oak. Great to see a winemaker willing to experiment and not follow the tried and true. A delicious result from a small production. 2012 vintage.

One of those wines where you would prefer to drink it in the vibrant bloom of youth rather than cellaring it. Enticing perfume albeit with a feral animale aspect reminiscent of a good CDP. A blend of Syrah/Mataro/Grenache 77/12/11. Low acid low oak. Great to see a winemaker willing to experiment and not follow the tried and true. A delicious result from a small production. 2012 vintage.

Jan 27th, 2016
Andrew Bleasel

Excellent colour

Excellent colour

Dec 13th, 2015
Michael Hildebrand

👍

Aug 27th, 2015
Fraser McKinley

The Archaeus line up showing beautifully; '09 & '13 smoking this afternoon

The Archaeus line up showing beautifully; '09 & '13 smoking this afternoon

Aug 7th, 2015
Austin Black

Austin had this 5 years ago

Austin had this 5 years ago

Dec 10th, 2015