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Rusty Mutt Wine Reviews

By Sam Kim – Wine Orbit – August 2019

https://www.wineorbit.co.nz/

92 point wine medal 2019 Rusty Mutt ‘Catnip’ Viognier

“This is varietally expressive and fragrant on the nose showing green rockmelon, lemon peel, nectarine and floral aromas, followed by a finely textured palate that is juicy and vibrant. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours together with bright acidity, finishing long and elegantly crisp. At its best: now to 2022.”

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93 Point Wine Medal 2018 Rusty Mutt ‘Conejo Joven’ Tempranillo

“A gorgeous rendition of the variety; the fragrant bouquet shows dark and purple fruit notes together with subtle spice, floral and toasted nut characters. The palate is succulent and plump with fleshy mouthfeel and excellent fruit intensity, finishing long and very tasty. At its best: now to 2025.”

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94 Point Wine Medal 2017 Rusty Mutt ‘Rocky Ox’ GSM

“Beautifully perfumed and inviting, the bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, violet, thyme and mixed spice characters, leading to a juiyc palate that is wonderfully rounded and supple. The wine offers lovely complexity and flowing mouthfeel backed by fine-grained tannins, finishing long and satisfying. At its best: now to 2025.”

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94 Point Wine Medal 2015 Rusty Mutt ‘Original’ Shiraz

“The wine is sweetly fruited and fragrant on the nose showing black/blueberry, vanilla, olive and cedar characters, followed by a gorgeously weighted palate that is supple and silky. Wonderfully flavoursome with a gracefully smooth finish. At its best: now to 2025.”

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96 Point wine medal 2014 Vermilion Bird Shiraz

“Gloriously rich and powerful, the wine shows dark fruit richness together with seductive notes of vanilla, cedar, cake spice and subtle game on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that is opulent and sumptuous. The wine offers outstanding fruit intensity with splendid complexity and multi-layered mouthfeel. At its best: now to 2030.”

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