Terra Tangra Black Label Rubin 2016
$45.00 inc. GST
92/100 – Bob Campbell MW
“Rubin is a Bulgarian-inspired cross between syrah and nebbiolo. It’s an inky red with an aroma of black-fleshed plum. Dense, fine-grained wine with a ripe, almost port-like character. It’s bone-dry without being austere thanks to a little fruit sweetness. A fascinating wine – good with braised lamb.“ – Bob Campbell MW
Tasting Note: Rubin is a hybrid grape of Syrah and Nebbiolo, developed in the 1960s. The unusual nose shows heavy charcoal, with florals and black fruits, developing into figs, pomegranate, hints of violet and rose petals, and dusty leather. The palate is open, with wonderfully pure fruit and a smooth, enveloping texture. Exotic spices and dark fruits dominate on the palate, with well-integrated, fine-grained tannins.
Varietal: Rubin (Syrah/Nebbiolo hybrid)
Region: Thracian Valley, Bulgaria