This blend of Shiraz and Mataro has won a loyal legion of fans who love its expressive, savoury Barossan goodness. Since Teusner started making it, it’s picked up a bit of silverware at the local wine show and a gong for the “Best Value Red Wine in Australia” in Nick Stock’s Good Wine Guide.
Even the testing 2011 vintage wears a bit of gold bling courtesy of the good folk at the Adelaide Wine Show and the 2012 vintage winged its way around the world on British Airways in business class for a while. A cracker vintage for both Shiraz and Mataro, with the latter probably just pipping the former in the best of vintage stakes. Whilst the Shiraz is all about instant satisfaction there are plenty of rich, plump ripe dark fruits and the Mataro is meaty and savoury and acts as the perfect foil to the sweeter aspects of Barossa Shiraz.