Teusner `Albert` Shiraz 2012 (6 x 750mL), Barossa Valley, SA.

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Albert Shiraz is named after Kym Teusner’s Grandfather, Albert Alfred Teusner…a man admired for his commitment and his persistence. Like previous vintages, Albert Shiraz is made from parcels of fruit sourced from a couple of our favourite vineyards….an old block at Ebenezer in the Barossa’s North and another at the Barossa’s South Eastern most extremity at Williamstown.

SA - Barossa
South Australia

Expert Reviews

The brute has class. Blue, black and red berry notes join in to form a powerful chorus of flavour. You feel the power from the first sip and yet it comes across as seamless, soft, moreish. Mint, sawdust, ground spice and violet notes add both complexity and a veneer of prettiness; Marlon Brando petting a dove. Vigourous length of flavour and firm tannin are key assets. Rating 95 - Drink by 2025, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUL/2014).

Crowd-pleasing flavours with a bit of firmness, a bit of resistance.

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 builds and gathers and forces a rethink. The fruit though is the thing; it keeps beating on, boundless, joyful. Will cellar but easy to drink this now. Rating 94 - Drink by 2025, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (JUN/2014).

Winery Tasting Notes

Winemaker's Note

I reckon the 2012 was one of the best seasons that I have ever seen. Textbook perfect - cold wet winter, cool sunny spring, warm long ripening period with cool nights delivering fruit with great flavour, beautifully balanced acid and tannin. The wines are stylish and full with great poise and structure, and our 2012 Albert Shiraz is a great ambassador for a great vintage.

The old vineyard for the fruit of this Shiraz produced small yeilds of amaxing concentrated fruit flavour, with soft, supple and velvety tannins. Plenty of blackberry, black satsuma plum, black cherry and cassis with great intensity and length.. The 2012 reds all show superb structure.

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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