2012 Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro

teusner dog stranglerI wonder if Australian wine critics’ love affair with Mataro is leading to increased sales? There’s little doubt the variety deserves greater attention from consumers and Teusner have been at the forefront of promoting the grape here.

Red fruits and plums with peaks of blueberry fruit. Fruity and ferruginous. Shapely yet full of flavour. Slightly tart cranberry acidity and gum creeping tannin which carries the flavours to the corners of the mouth. Trademark Asian spices and some dark chocolate. Bang on. 93

Region: Barossa Valley
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $29
Tasted: February 2014


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2 Responses to 2012 Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro

  1. Tom Hollings says:

    I thought the ’11 was a bit off colour Jeremy but great to see the ’12 back in form. Not unexpected I guess. What are your other benchmark Mataros/Mourvedres? Samuel’s Gorge is great, as is Tim Smith’s.

  2. Tim Smith certainly. I like Cirillo’s new release as well. Hewitson Baby Bush good too. Much better than the more expensive Old Garden. Like the 2012 Chapel Hill.

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