2012 Teusner The Independent Shiraz Mataro

teusner 009I actually prefer Mataro in blends rather than as a straight varietal wine. It has so much to contribute but I’m not personally fond of it by itself.

Literally explodes with spice when you pour a glass. Sichuan pepper in particular. It’s almost but not quite at the point of obscuring the other elements. Blueberries, plums, dusty traits, grilled meats, nuts and soil. It’s generously fruited but toned. A firm fistful of tannin wraps it up. It’s its own beast for sure. 93

Region: Barossa Valley
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $25
Tasted: September 2013


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4 Responses to 2012 Teusner The Independent Shiraz Mataro

  1. PeterP says:

    Roger Pike says Mataro shouldn’t be drunk until it’s 10 years old, and for ‘good’ mataro I kinda agree with him … it needs time for the real complexities to develop. Try it aged or as Stu suggests forever condemn yourself to ‘Heathen’ status : ).

  2. Michael Charles says:

    Mataro on its own? I think I’m a heathen too :).


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