Teusner

Kym Teusner was always going to do something with the red Rhône varieties that have made another home in the Barossa, the other side of the planet from their ancestral home. I admire the obvious, but underlying understanding of wine quality that underpins his wine. He’s travelled the Rhône itself, watching the vintage procedures of a large number of makers from north to south, which is perhaps the reason he steers clear of the overcooked characters that are becoming more common amongst modern Barossa reds. He’s also firmly aware of the virtues of old, balanced low-yielding vineyards, whose fruit delivers the brightness and intensity that underpins his reds. And, like the artist who knows when to leave a work alone, Teusner’s wine avoids the more obvious winemaker-derived influences such as oak that is too overt or reduction that becomes too pronounced and dominant. Instead, there is a natural balance and brightness about Teusner’s wine.Not unsurprisingly, Teunser’s philosophy is quite straightforward: ‘To produce only exceptional, affordable wines by being very selective about the fruit that we source from old, well maintained vineyards. These vineyards reliably produce balanced, complex fruit which we guide, with minimal inputs, into wine. Our fruit sources are predominantly family and close friends, which allows us this selectivity in which fruit we vinify.’Jeremy Oliver 23/08/2007

  • [SOLD-OUT] Teusner Albert Shiraz 2012

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    - Wine Front 94 points!'Perfectly balanced. Perfectly flavoured. Combines blue, black and red berries with great aplomb. Has a general mintyness but it's offset by notes of cedar, sawdust, ground spice and violet. Tannin feels underdone at first but it...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Teusner Avatar Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz 2013

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    - Gary Walsh 94 points!'Red and black fruits, earth, hard brown spices, some licorice, menthol and new leather ' floral too ' has plenty going on, even if I'm imaging some of it. Medium bodied, fine grained plush tannin, chocolate and mixed berries,...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Teusner Joshua Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz 2015

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Wine Front 92+ points!“Grenache (60%) and Mataro (35%) from 100 year old vines at Ebenezer in the north west with a splash of Shiraz from 20 year old vineyards at Gomersal on the western ridge. Forest berries, coal and steaks, some spice and aniseed,...

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  • Teusner Righteous Mataro 2009

    [SOLD-OUT] Teusner Righteous Mataro 2009

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Gary Walsh 96 points!"Pwhooar " there's plenty going on here for such a young wine " earth, bitter chocolate and peel, liquorice, minor coffee oak, blood plum etc. It's a big wine but it's not a heavy one and shows no sign of alcohol heat or awkwardness...

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    $130.00
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  • Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro 2012

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Gary Walsh 94 points!"Tasted pretty quickly at the tail end of a tasting session, late in the evening, but sometimes the quality just comes seeping through. Meaty licorice laden black fruits and maybe some red ones, nuts and tasteful cinnamon spiced oak...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Teusner Albert Shiraz 2011

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    "Good result from the vintage, bolstered by the inclusion of the block that would normally go into The Righteous. Pencils, five spice (plenty of pepper in the mix), vanilla, fresh blackberry and mulberry and chocolate. Medium to full bodied with a...

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  • Teusner Avatar Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Teusner Avatar Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz 2012

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Gary Walsh 95 points!"..if the 2012 Joshua was the best they've yet made, this might be too. Grenache 40%, Shiraz 30% Mataro 30% This may well be about as good as Barossa GSM gets? Strong colour leads into a deliciously aromatic and tasty wine. Hazelnut,...

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    $33.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Teusner Joshua Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz 2014

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Wine Front 94 points!"Summer berry pudding, spice, flowers, chocolate and a little of that Barossa earth/coal providing the bass, as it were. Medium to full bodied, juicy burst of mixed berries (mainly red), fine dusting of chalky tannin, balanced...

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  • Teusner The Riebke Shiraz 2013

    [SOLD-OUT] Teusner The Riebke Shiraz 2013

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Very deep, dense purple/red colour - bright and youthful. The bouquet is fresh and clean if a trifle reticent. There are smooth, clean, savoury tannins and flavours, the finish is qite drying and yet the tanninns are smooth and clean finishing. A very...

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    $21.00
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  • Teusner Albert Shiraz 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Teusner Albert Shiraz 2010

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    "Blue and black fruit, peppermint and creamy nougat oak. Ripe, but only just nudging full bodied, with a smooth and even palate, good acid balance, fine tannin, and a long sweetly fruited finish. Has some finesse " not clunky " a lively finer style. Sure...

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    $48.50
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  • Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro 2010

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Gary Walsh 94 points! "We love Mataro here at The Wine Front, and even more so when it's called by its local name, for local people. I've written 'leather-bound cherries' in my draft note, and well, silly as it seems I've decided to go with that. Full...

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    $27.00
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