Teusner `Albert` Shiraz 2014 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $65

$47.99 per Bottle
$287.94 per pack

Overview

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 west and another at the Barossa’s south eastern most extremity at Williamstown.

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

Expert Reviews

95 Points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front - Posted 14 Jan 2017

From the Teusner website: “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.” It’s named after Kym Teusner’s grandfather, Albert.

It lays on the flavour and does so in fine style. It’s inky and opaque with dark chocolate and intense black berried flavour, all inset with asphalt and woody spice. Violet and sweet cream/caramel characters add a more accessible drink-now element, though the tannin is stern and slow moving, like a large ship turning slowly through the tide of fruit. You can drink it now but it will hold and develop over decades. It’s a big, hulking, smash-your-palate style but it’s a mighty fine example of one.

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma & Palate

The older Barossa Valley vineyards typically yield fruit of concentrated flavour and soft, supple and velvety tannins that set them apart from the younger stuff. The Ebenezer block gives this wine its dark core and its muscle, with the fruit from Williamstown providing elegance, fragrance and spice. There’s plenty of blackberry, black satsuma plum, black cherry and cassis with great intensity and length.

Vintage
2014
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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