Our thank you to the independent retailers that have helped us get to where we are today, this blend of Shiraz and Mataro has won a loyal legion of fans who love its expressive, savoury Barossa goodness. It has cleaned up at the last couple of Barossa Wine Shows also, picking up the Cooperages 1912 trophy the last two years on the trot and the inaugural 2009 release nabbed the 'Best Value Red Wine in Australia" in Nick Stock's Good Wine Guide.
I reckon we might be onto something?
Blend: Shiraz 60%, Mataro 40%
Expressive dark fruits on the nose with dark plum, cherry, blackberry and a splash of mulberry. There are hints of Barossa earth, exotic spice, white pepper, roast meats, soy sauce and licorice along with lighter shades of spiced, seasoned oak. Medium-bodied in the mouth with plenty of texture and savoury verve to please the most fickle wine-lover. Dark plum, blackberry and black cherry provide the fruit flavours supported by a swathe of exotic spice, licorice, beef consomme, dried flowers, white pepper, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf and rich Barossa earth. The wine displays plenty of energy thanks to a vibrant line of acidity and a raft of ripe, sandy tannin provides ample structure on the lingering finish.
Now comes in the Teusner proprietary bottle mould with a logo above the main label. Different to the bottle image shown. Can’t find one of those. Not on the website. I love that Kym Teusner confesses to Barossa Shiraz being a bit boring on its own. Mataro is the great grape of the Barossa, Riesling aside. What ho!
Invariably a good wine, and invariably better than the ever-popular Riebke Shiraz.
"You can count on it. It’s reliably good. Blackberry, plum, anise and leather flavours run amiably through the palate. It’s warm and rich-enough with a minerally, smoky, spicy finish. It won’t bowl anyone over with its quality but it will please most red wine lovers. Lots of flavour, and some character too.
Rated : 91 Points Winefront.com.au