Teusner are wasting no time making a name for themselves, and this release of the Joshua GSM blend is a prime example of why. A blend of 60% old vine Grenache, along with 35% Mataro and 5% Shiraz. The nose offers ripe and fresh aromas of red and dark berry fruit, a touch of cured meat and some lifted spice. Entirely un-oaked, this is savoury and gamey through the palate. A fantastic expression of the ripe, juicy fruit style that the Barossa prides itself upon.
Accolades and Awards
2016 Vintage: 97 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Wine Companion "60% grenache, 30% mataro, 10% shiraz, the grenache and mataro warm-fermented, the shiraz fermented cooler. Brilliant clear purple-crimson, exceptional for these varieties - only Teusner can achieve this depth and purity of the red and blue fruits of this blend in the Barossa Valley. It has first class texture and structure, and is so glorious now it's hard to resist wolfing it down, even though it has a great future. All this from only 6 days on skins."
2015 Vintage: 93 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front "Effortless drinking and effortless complexity. It’s something of a holy grail. It’s reductive, smoky, spicy, a bit meaty, earthen, and generally savoury to its neck. It’s also though ripped with anise and raspberry and assorted berries and florals, all which keeps the juices well and truly flowing. Delicious. Totally."
From the Winery
Now whilst we’re not adverse to the odd glass of Chardonnay, planting it in the Barossa Valley is akin to drinking light beer…just not on! So it was left to Mick and I to hatch a rescue plan. Scrambling together some cash, the grapes found a new home, the vines stayed in the ground where they belong and Teusner Wines was born.
That first wine, like Mick’s first son, was called Joshua. Since the first vintage (2002) was released, the recipe hasn’t changed a whole lot. Typically a blend Grenache (68%) and a chunk of Mataro (23%) from 100 year old vines at Ebenezer blended with a splash of Shiraz (9%) from 20 year old vines at Gomersal. A mix of light and dark fresh ripe berried fruits, cured meats and lifted spice on the nose sets you up for mouthful of savoury and gamey flavour in the mouth. We keep our Josh’ away from oak and release it young to showcase the kind of juicy, spicy, flavorsome Barossa reds that we like to knock back over lunch with a plate of the good gear from the local butcher in Nuriootpa.
Don't Pay: $35.00
WBW Rating: 94/100
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Winemaker: Kym Teusner
Drink now until: 2027
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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