Teusner The Joshua Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2013 LIMITED
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Kym Teusner still goes strong with their 11th vintage of Joshua… this new release has the goods
2013 was a wonderful vintage for Barossa reds….quality of fruit as good as they could remember. The 70 year old Grenache (63%) grown in the sandy soils of the Riebke vineyard in Northern Barossa provides the back bone for this wine. Mataro (23%) is sourced from the harder red dirt around Williamstown in the south and Stockwell in the North and the blend is rounded out with about 14% Shiraz from the Koonunga sub district.
Wow one juicy wine that displays copious amounts of fresh red berry fruits (grenache) and dusty tobacco leaf. without the intrusion of oak influence. A splash of mataro adds to the earthy complexity. whilst a little shiraz is used for structure and weight. Decant this wine..
94 Points Gary Walsh. The Wine Front for 2013 .. “Strikes me as a curious thing that the Barossa Valley ™s ˜flagship ™ wines are rarely blends. Straight Shiraz. Straight Grenache. Straight Mataro. Anyway. here we have ˜An age old blend of Grenache. Mataro and Shiraz from ancient Barossa vines combining to create a complex wine with that touch of spunk ™ Cherry pip. raspberry. boysenberry. spice. coal. flowers “ smells lively and the taste delivers on the promise of the nose. Medium bodied. juicy and savoury at once. with vigorous but well settled acidity and a carriage of dry shaping tannin. Length is excellent. and for heaven ™s sake. it even seems ˜minerally ™ on the finish. Vivacious and firm. Great follow up to the 2012. ”
93 points. Jeremy Pringle for 2013 “Wine Will Eat Itself ” … “Has rapidly become one of the releases I look forward to the most each year. I don ™t rate this as highly as the superb 2012 expression but it is still very good drinking. Unoaked and unfettered. As much blueberries and plums as red fruits. Savoury earthen characters. florals. black spice and iron. Has a wiry and sinuous presence underneath the fruit flavour even though it isn ™t a particularly structured wine. A slip of delightfully textured grape tannin to close. Not the same length as its predecessor. Happy times though. ”