Since 2001, Teusner have been making wines with fruit from some of the finest and oldest vines in the Barossa. Critics are generous with their point scores (sitting almost exclusively in the mid-to-high 90s) and Teusner wines are near guaranteed sell-outs whenever they arrive.
Now, we’ve handpicked a six-bottle selection for established enthusiasts and those curious to explore what Teusner is all about.
Our Teusner Premium Reds Mixed 6-pack includes...
Albert Shiraz 2016 (x 2)
Big Jim Shiraz 2015 (x 2)
Teusner & Page Cabernet 2012 (x 1)
Righteous ‘FG’ Shiraz 2012 (x 1)
"Showing impeccable ripeness and balance, the 2016 Albert is sourced from 60- to 70-year-old Shiraz vines in the Ebenezer subregion. It stayed in about one-third new French oak for up to two years, emerging with a lovely mélange of savory, fruity and woody notes. Mocha and brown sugar, roasted meat, blueberries and exotic stone-fruit notes all make appearances in this full-bodied yet supple wine. Approachable now, it should age well for at least a decade." 96 Points, Joe Czerwinski
"The difference between this and The Wark Family shiraz, aside from the price, is Big Jim apparently showcases the best fruit off the Stonewell vineyard and is aged 18 months in French barrels, 40% new. An impenetrable dark purple hue; moves into bigger, bolder, riper territory without falling over, with shades of satsuma, black and tart plums, currants, savoury notes of hot bitumen and roasted coffee beans, all completely absorbing the oak while adding a layer of sweet cedary flavours. Full-bodied, tannins and acid the key - velvety yet powerful, refreshing and uplifting respectively." 95 points, Jane Faulkner (January 2018)
"75% Eden Valley, 25% Barossa Valley; 2 years in French oak (50% new). That time in oak has left a deep impression, though the quality of the fruit is high enough to more or less stand up to it. Needless to say the wine would have been better given more judicious winemaking. Fruit is in the mulberry, boysenberry, pure blackcurrant spectrum, with creamy, smoky cedar wood slathered throughout. Tannin in ultra-fine and length is excellent." 94 points, James Halliday (September 2015)
"Two years in French oak. 75% from the Eden Valley; 25% from the Barossa Valley.
Beautiful fruit but too much oak. Time will be kind but a little more restraint would have worked wonders. Boysenberry, pure blackcurrant, mint and creamy/smoky/raw cedarwood. Beautiful tannin and a final flourish through the finish." 92+ points, Campbell Mattinson (October 2015)
"You may break a wrist picking the dreadnought bottle up, but it's worth the task. This surely is as powerful and focused as it was when first bottled, its future as far away as that of Pluto, starting to reveal its secrets in 9? years from now, but with more to come thereafter. Despite all this, the wine is calm, and you don't feel its alcohol in the endless folds of black fruits, graphite, licorice and clove flavours." 96 points, James Halliday (July 2015)
"Deep purple-black in color, the youthful, still very primary 2012 Righteous Fg Shiraz sports tons of blackcurrants and blackberry notes with cedar still poking through on the nose plus dark chocolate, anise, cloves and nutmeg accents. Big, full, concentrated and muscular in the mouth, the dense fruit is still very tightly would yet it's held together by firm, ripe, fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness. Finishing with excellent length, this is one for the cellar." 96+ points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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.