Teusner `The Gentleman` Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

The vineyard in question lies on the border of the High-Eden sub-region of the Barossa at around 400 metres above sea level on lean, bony soils that keep the yields down. A lot of work goes into the canopy management here, and the tiny berries coming in always show outstanding colour and flavour.

Intense, balanced fruit showing brilliant varietal flavours and great natural acidity certainly makes our job a whole lot easier at the winery.

Enjoy the wine!

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Teusner’s The Gentleman Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the better value wines on the market at the moment. It’s grown at altitude in the Eden Valley.

It’s minty and robust and at the deep end of medium bodied. There’s a lot of wine here. Blackcurrant, mulberry and dark olive flavours flood the palate. It’s generally well ripened and flush with fruit, though if you wanted to be picky, the wine’s eucalypt/pine-like characters on the finish are so overt they almost give an impression of greenness. I don’t mention this as a negative; it’s just the profile of the wine. The overwhelming impression is, of course, that this is a strongly fruited wine of obvious quality and class – and excellent value.

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep red/purple.

Aroma

Fragrant dark and black fruits burst from the glass. Aromas of ripe blackberry and blackcurrant with a waft of perfumed mulberry making an appearance. Hints of deep-set, heady spice, clove, cinnamon, star anise and nutmeg along with aromas of black licorice, rosemary, dark chocolate, earth, forest floor and the merest suggestion of mint.

Palate

Medium-bodied with an energetic line, the wine shows comforting fruit flavours of blackberry and blackcurrant with higher-toned flavours of red plum, mulberry and redcurrant giving a pleasing lift. Clove, nutmeg and cinnamon spice lie in the background, along with hints of licorice, jasmine, herbs, espresso, dark chocolate, earth and crème de cassis.

While the flavours on the palate are rich & inviting there is a savoury lean to the wine’s structure. Ripe, fine sandy tannins and a lip-smacking line of acidity leads to a vibrant, energetic finish that lingers nicely with flavours of detailed berry fruits, spice and flecks of herbs on the exit.

Vintage
2013
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
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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