Albert Shiraz 2021
Albert Shiraz is named after Kym Teusner’s Grandfather, Albert Alfred Teusner…a man admired for his commitment and his persistence. Like previous vintages, Albert Shiraz is made from parcels of fruit sourced from a couple of our favourite vineyards….an old block at Ebenezer in the Barossa’s North and another at the Barossa’s North West at Koonunga.
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James Halliday – 99 Points.
The Weekend Australian Magazine – Top 100 Wines of 2023
“Barossa Valley Shiraz doesn’t come much better than this. The vintage was perfect, but few nailed the opportunity as well as winemakers Kym Teusner and Javier Moll. The Silky elegance and balance are coupled with purity and freshness in a manner seldom seen.”
“Albert Shiraz is named after my Grandfather, Albert Alfred Teusner…a man I admired for his commitment and his persistence. This vintage of Albert Shiraz is made from parcels of fruit sourced from a couple of our favourite vineyards….an old block at Ebenezer in the Barossa’s North and another in the Barossa’s North West at Koonunga.
I reckon the 2021 was one of the best seasons that I have ever seen. Textbook perfect – cold wet winter, cool sunny spring, warm long ripening period with cool nights delivering fruit with great flavour, beautifully balanced acids and tannin. The wines are stylish and full with great poise and structure, and our 2021 Albert Shiraz is a great ambassador for a great vintage.
The old vineyards produce small yields of amazing concentrated fruit flavour, with soft, supple and velvety tannins that set them apart from the younger stuff. Plenty of blackberry, black satsuma plum, black cheery and cassis with great intensity and length. The ‘21 reds all show superb structure and I’m fairly confident in saying this is one of our best Alberts yet.”
KYM TEUSNER, WINEMAKER
Albert Shiraz 2017
“Long a mainstay of Teusner’s range, Albert has forever been my favourite, and confidently remains the best, even as his portfolio expands both upwards and outwards. Its black fruit depth, fragrant violet allure, deeply spicy complexity and dark chocolate undercurrent marry magnificently with finely confident tannins, the balanced acid poise of the cool 2017 season and fantastic persistence”
Tyson Seltzer – WBM
Albert Shiraz 2019
Sourced from two vineyards (one 75, one 85 years old) in Barossa’s north and south; matured in 30% new French oak hogsheads for 18 months. Deep crimson in the glass with plenty of rich blackberry, dark plum, black cherry and a lift of mulberry. Full bodied with a sprightly seam of freshness, tightly packed gravelly tannins and a finish that fans out nicely with spiced plums, dark chocolate and softly spoken oak.
Dave Brookes – Halliday Wine Companion
20 December 2022