Teusner `Albert` Shiraz 2011 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

This wine is the namesake of my grandfather Albert - a man that I greatly respect for his tireless hard work and commitment.

That the ’11 Vintage was not without its challenges is perhaps an understatement. The cool, wet growing season was much more reminiscent of Europe than typical Barossa. So while it was not without trepidation, we ‘ploughed’ into the Shiraz vintage with as much bravado as we could muster. In the aftermath, the vintage has continually surprised us, the 2011 reds emerging far better than we even dared hope, with the 2011 Albert a case in point.

Albert is usually composed of just two small old blocks of Shiraz; one from the warm, dry North-West end of the Barossa, a 70-odd year old block in the parish of Ebenezer, and the other a cooler 50 year old block from the South-Eastern hills of the Valley near Williamstown. For 2011, the roles of these two blocks were nearly reversed. The Williamstown block dodged the rains before vintage, and formed Albert’s strong, dark core. Ebenezer, by contrast, was ‘wet as a shag’ over summer and this block (unusually) contributed elegance, fragrance and spice rather than the muscle. A third, notable parcel was also included from the Western heart of the Barossa. Our prized parcel of Marananga shiraz, the “Righteous” block, has also found its way here. As fabulous as this parcel was, we made the difficult decision to declassify it from its icon status, offering some beautiful pedigree to this terrific 2011 Teusner Albert Shiraz.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The 2011 Teusner Albert has a vivid purple-red rim and a dark brooding core.

Aroma

Aromas of fragrant mulberry, sweet dark plums, milk chocolate and butterscotch pudding mingle with fennel-aniseed, hints of dried rosemary and ground spice .

Palate

The vibrant savoury palate is layered with dark fruits and red liquorice, gentle fine-grained tannins, a mineral backbone and a clean finish.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Teusner Wines came into being late in 2001 when Kym Teusner witnessed a conversation between his girlfriend’s uncle and his brother. They were discussing the viability of an old Grenache vineyard, planted in the Northern Barossa Valley by their grandfather. The low yields and low prices being paid by the ‘Big Boys’ meant that the vineyard was running at a loss and was facing certain destruction! Kym was loath to hear this and approached his brother in law, now business partner, to see if they could scratch together enough cash to keep these gnarled old vines in the ground. In that first year they raised enough capital for only about a quarter of the fruit from that vineyard, but this was enough for the Riebke brothers to stall their plans for these precious old vines. They were aware of a few other old blocks that fruit could be sourced from, if required, and made the first release with 165 cases of 2002 Joshua. In addition to this about 8 hogsheads of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz was put aside, destined to be released around 24 months later as Avatar.

Our philosophy is 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.

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