Top 100 Winter Reds 6 pack
Six warming reds for winter, including new vintage releases of the Avatar GMS, Albert Shiraz and The Dog Strangler Mataro.
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- PLEASURABLE NEWS
It’s been cold and mighty wet in the Barossa every since we ticked over to winter on June 1. We’ve had 6 inches of rain in the past 3 weeks, amounting to a third of our annual rainfall. Now I appreciate some of you folk regularly see plenty more rain than that, and in some cases too much rain. But in the driest state in the driest continent on the planet, that stuff is magical. The whole place has greened up like an Irishman on St Patrick’s Day, and the vines are well set to sit out their winter dormancy sure in the knowledge there’s plenty of the wet stuff around.
Along with the good news that comes with plenty of rain is a very nice gong from Huon Hooke and his merry gang of wine reviewing folk at The Real Review. They’ve plonked Teusner in the number 60 spot on the list of Australia’s best wineries for 2022. Given there are 2,800 wineries in Australia, that puts Teusner into the top 2.5% alongside some very famous names. We are most chuffed.
Our rise up the unofficial pop charts of Australian wine comes on the back of consistently strong scores for our wines, which themselves ride on the back of a string of exceptional Barossa vintages. It’s been a very good time to be a Barossa winemaker of late.
This month I’ve pulled together a selection of six wines all perfect for winter drinking. The 2019 Albert Shiraz, 2021 Avatar GMS and 2021 Dog Strangler Mataro are being offered for the first time to our Righteous Society members. All absolute stand out wines, each looking mighty fine in their new livery. Perfectly good drinking now, but well set to see out a long stint in your cellar. The 2021 Joshua (95 points) and 2019 Bilmore (92 points) are also rocking a new look, whilst the 2018 Independent Shiraz Mataro would always make my list of ultimate winter reds.
A six pack containing a bottle of each will set you back $180, a saving of 21%.