Bilmore Shiraz 2021
The Barossa Valley vineyard landscape is remarkably diverse. Fortunate to have mates growing grapes all over this place, I’m able to make different wines showcasing many faces of Barossa Valley Shiraz. Named after the legendary, multifaceted Roger Bilmore!
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“The Barossa Valley vineyard landscape is remarkably diverse. Fortunate to have mates growing grapes all over this place, I’m able to make different wines showcasing many faces of Barossa Valley Shiraz.
Our Bilmore Shiraz is sourced primarily from vineyards along the western ridge of the Valley floor…an area stretching south of Seppeltsfield Road, around the back of the golf club at Rowland Flat and then on through the parish of Gomersal that overlooks the southern township of Lyndoch. Shiraz grown in these parts produces richly flavoured wines with soft, round mouth feel and plenty of delicious savoury characters…the trademark of wines from this part of the Barossa Valley.
We’ve named this wine in honour of one of our favorite characters, the legendary ‘Roger Bilmore’!
Whilst I’m sworn to secrecy and can’t reveal his true identity, I can tell you that by day, John (pictured above, Oral-B dentist, toothbrush in hand style) is a humble Barossa grape grower, a hard working type and a man of few words. The quality of his grapes usually does John’s bidding. But from time to time, under cover of night and with the aid of more than a few glasses of Barossa Shiraz, John shyly retreats and his alter ego Roger Bilmore steps up to the plate to show an entirely different face!
Get some Roger into you!”
KYM TEUSNER, WINEMAKER
2019 Teusner Bilmore Shiraz
Tyson Stelzer – Halliday Wine Companion
95/5% shiraz/cabernet sauvignon; 10–20yo vines; matured 12 months in old French oak hogsheads. I’ve long marvelled at Kym Teusner’s superpower of delivering glossy density with vitality and accuracy. Few in the Barossa do this with such consistency across every varietal and price point. Particularly noble at the value end of the pool. The depth and just-picked freshness of sweet black fruits that he has conjured here is not often seen without spending double the dollars. Long, fine-grained, jubilant and irresistible. Yes, please.
13 August 2021
What Halliday said about the 2018 Bilmore Shiraz… published 01 January 2020 – 95 points
‘The flavours pop up like the plastic clowns at the Easter Show, either to be shot or stunned and lie flat at the end of the moving belt. There is a persistent tune with spicy/savoury/preserve flavours that works very well for me, even if left field.’