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
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
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.