Ruggabellus Archaeus

Ruggabellus captures my imagination every time I step foot in the Barossa, and with a miniscule production of just 912 bottles of this wine, you’ll likely never see it anywhere else unless you determine to hunt it down. I suggest you do, because this SMG blend seamlessly harmonises wonderful fragrance and abundant exoticism with detail and restraint. It’s laced with rose petal and exotic spice aromas and a taut, textural palate with finely poised red fruits, tangy acidity and textural tannins undergirding lingering black cherries and dark chocolate. $40 at Banks Fine Wine.