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

    [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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    $54.00
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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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    $32.00
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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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  • Teusner The Riebke Shiraz 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Teusner The Riebke Shiraz 2012

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Gary Walsh 91 Points!"Bright, floral, chocolaty and accessible " that's the message in this bottle. Medium to full bodied, slippery and slurpy, milk chocolate tannins, gentle oak spice seasoning, squishy blue and black berries, fair freshness and a clean...

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    $20.00
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  • Teusner Joshua Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Teusner Joshua Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz 2012

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Gary Walsh 94+ Points!"This one popped up and said 'excitement!'.. The best vintage of Joshua ever, might I suggest? It's a blend of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. A pretty wine with its floral top notes, but also one of depth and exquisite balance...

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    $29.00
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