Double Magnum – 2016 RubeusLarge Format
60% Syrah, 25% Merlot, 10% Cab Sauv, 5% Cab Franc.
A Collector’s Item. Only 100 were released for sale. Individually numbered bottles. Double Magnum (3L) Rubeus 2016 vintage. Equivalent to four regular bottles of wine, perfect for gatherings with family and friends, or just very thirsty people.
Deep ruby red with good depth and intensity, the nose has a nice toasty note from the 18 months in French and Hungarian Barriques (225L oak barrels). Cherry chocolate cake and some grenadine notes give way to a touch of spice in vanilla and cinnamon. The Syrah gives a savoury note of soy and almost a tamarind-like note. the palate is muscular but approachable, with blueberry jam, black currants, cola berry and licorice. Lingering in the finish are more sweet berry fruits, baking spices and a warming sensation from the fine tannins.
Gold Medal WineAlign National Wine Awards 2019