Named in celebration of the growers who provide the Teusner grapes, this is classic and affordable Barossa Shiraz.
The Teusner Bilmore is solid fun, but it’s also some seriously executed Barossa Shiraz from A-team Kym Teusner (ex-Torbreck) and Michael Page. From the moreish savoury character to the meticulous winemaking, it’s the finer details that count!
The fruit for the Bilmore Shiraz comes from vineyards along the Barossa Valleys western ridge. It is soft and mouth-filling at every sip. Full-bodied and juicy in the mouth, with spicy notes, it is profoundly and compellingly savoury.
The Bilmore Shiraz is named for one of the growers the Teusner team work closely with, John. A hardworking, quietly spoken Barossan by day, when the wine is poured and the lights go out, John transforms into flamboyant alter-ego ‘Roger Bilmore’. This transformation is illustrated joyously with the glow-in-the-dark label on the Bilmore Shiraz.
Langton’s Senior Broker Madeleine Davis looks at the Teusner Bilmore Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018 for Langton’s.
"The flavours pop up like the plastic clowns at the Easter Show, either to be shot or stunned and lie flat at the end of the moving belt. There is a persistent tune with spicy/savoury/preserve flavours that works very well for me, even if left field."
95 points, Wine Companion (September 2019)
Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.