Teusner Bilmore Shiraz 2015

Teusner Bilmore Shiraz 2017

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Winemaker Kym Teusner is one of the Barossa’s most talented young winemakers, but with a twist. While many of his generation are making massively rich and ripe reds - often at very high prices; Teusner has aimed to balance the natural power of old vine Barossa material with careful, reductive winemaking that produces wines of wonderful elegance and complexity.

The 2017 Teusner Bilmore Shiraz is another super example of the Teusner style; soft, flavoursome and mouth filling with an enormous level of 'drinkability', this is a sensational drinking Barossa Shiraz from Teusner.

Review of the 2016 vintage included below;

"95 Points. Everything about this is just right: it's colour, a dark purple-red; the core of ripe black fruits dipped in licorice, dark chocolate and woodsy spices and the suppleness of the silky tannins leading on the medium to fuller-bodied palate. It's so easy to drink and great value. Price when Tasted: $27.00 Date when Tasted: 01 Jan 2018 Alcohol: 14.5 % Drink By: 2028 Closure: Screwcap" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019.

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$22.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Winemaker Kym Teusner is one of the Barossa’s young Turks - but with a twist. While many of his generation are making massively rich and ripe reds - often at very high prices - Teusner has aimed to balance the natural power of old vine Barossa material with careful, reductive winemaking that produces wines of wonderful elegance and complexity.

His wines are about as close as the Barossa gets to reminding the drinker of the Southern Rhone, and their value for money is quite astounding. Teusner Wines came into being late in 2001 when Kym Teusner, then at Torbreck, witnessed a conversation between his wife’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 the vineyard was running at a loss and facing certain destruction. Kym was loath to hear this and approached his brother-in-law, now business partner, Michael Page, 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 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 from which fruit could be sourced, if required, and made their first release with 165 cases of 2002 Joshua. In addition to this, about eight hogsheads of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz were put aside, destined to be released around 24 months later as Avatar. From here the selection of wines have expanded significantly.
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South Australia
Barossa Valley
750
14.5
“The Barossa Valley vineyard landscape is remarkably diverse. Fortunate to have mates growing grapes all over this place, I’m able to make different wines showcasing many faces of Barossa Valley Shiraz. Our Bilmore Shiraz is sourced primarily from vineyards along the western ridge of the Valley floor…an area stretching south of Seppeltsfield Road, around the back of the golf club at Rowland Flat and then on through the parish of Gomersal that overlooks the southern township of Lyndoch. Shiraz grown in these parts produces richly flavoured wines with soft, round mouth feel and plenty of delicious savoury characters…the trademark of wines from this part of the Barossa Valley." - Teusner Wines.

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