Teusner The Gentleman Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
SPECIAL BUY 6 or more. Fine cabernet from Barossa at great price!
Kym Teusner has turned me right around with this fine cabernet (have never been convinced about Barossa cabernet until now!). Fruit sourced from dry grown vineyard in High Eden Valley (500 metres) to produce cabernet with cascading fruit, layers and fine tannins, structure and texture. Stars aligned for this fine cabernet and we love the price!
Winemaker Kym Teusner: ...”Barossa Shiraz holds uber celebrity status, meaning Cabernet Sauvignon is often overlooked. It’s hugely underrated and there’s a stack I’d be happy to put on the tasting bench to challenge that notion…
Approximately 70% of this wine originates from David Forrest’s vineyard high up in the Eden Valley. At around 400 metres above sea level, one of the highest points in the Barossa region, this vineyard produces truly exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon – indeed some of the best I have had the pleasure to work with. It’s pretty tough country up there and the lean bony soils keep the yields low and the berries small….hallmarks of flavour intensity. To create a slightly richer style, I decided from the 2014 vintage to introduce about 30% Barossa Valley Cabernet from the Riebke’svineyards at Ebenezer to the blend…and I’m very happy with the result. The Barossa Valley component provides structure and power, a great partner for the classic Cabernet elegance and a sweet cassis fruit core of the Eden Valley fruit.
The Eden Valley fruit takes the lead in the wine…plenty of lifted notes and blue fruits, creating a really elegant wine that has real energy about it. The Barossa Valley fruit gives the wine lovely rich dark black fruits…but the delicious savoury tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon still shine through, making this such a bloody delicious drink! Here’s to the unwavering dedication of blokes like ‘Spog’ Forrest. A true gentleman of the Barossa.”
93 points, Tyson Stelzer, Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2022 “98/2% cabernet sauvignon/shiraz; vines up to 25 yo; matured 12 months in old French oak barriques. Classic Teusner fruit: glossy, juicy, accurate and enticing. Varietal, too – packed with mulberries, blackberries, a leaf of sage and a considerable dose of joy! Dark colour, fine-grained tannins and a generous dollop of classy dark chocolate French oak. The only question is whether to drink now or hold for a few years. You can’t lose, either way.”
90 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front “Inviting. Generous. Fruit-forward. You get the idea. This is a curranty, free-flowing cabernet with herb and earth notes ins modest measure but with juicy, berried fruit doing the bulk of the talking. It’s uncomplicated but it’s effective. It slips down with alarming ease.”
RRP $28 *Our Special Price $19.99 when you buy 6 or more of this wine*
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