Teusner Joshua 2009
1 or more bottles$63.00
Campbell Mattin93 points
Kym Teusner's Joshua is a fresh and lively fruit driven wine produced entirely free from oak influence. The nose offers Summer berries and sweet spice, and the palate is juicy and peppery with a long finish. Superb drinking on its own or with a wide variety of cuisine.
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- Fruit Cake
- Red Meat
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"Teusner Joshua 2009 is a vibrant blend of grenache (60 percent), mataro (30 percent) and shiraz. Floral, fruity, fresh and delicious. Exactly what lovers of Joshua are hoping for. Enough guts and enough tannin to give it a sturdiness too. Very dry through the finish. Warm with alcohol but complex and bright. Love the smell, love the flavour, not so keen on the warmth but love the fine, nutty, focussed finish."
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About the brand Teusner
They say it takes a lot of good beer to make great wine and Teusner Wines is a case in point. It was over a few beers at the pub in 2001 that former Torbreck winemaker Kym Teusner and brother-in-law Mick Page first got wind that a couple of local grape growers were thinking about pulling out their 85-year-old Grenache vines. They quickly put forward an offer that saw the vines stay in the ground and the fruit come to them, kicking off with a plan to makes the kind of wines they liked to drink – when not drinking beer, of course.
Keeping it simple remains at the heart of Teusner Wines. The old Barossa vines are given all they need - and nothing they don’t - to flourish into the best wines that they can be, while small batch production and a genuine pleasure for the daily ins and out of winery life has seen Teusner Wines become a much-loved icon of the Barossa Valley.