98 Points, James Halliday - the Cheapest ever 98 Point red!
"98 Points. 50% grenache, 26% shiraz, 24% mataro, the grenache and mataro vines almost 100 yo, matured in used puncheons and hogsheads for 16 months. Retains both crimson hue and depth, the shiraz, despite being only a quarter of the blend, has a significant impact, both in terms of dark/black fruit flavour and firmer structure, but at the end of the day, it's the heady perfume and juicy red fruits of the grenache and mataro that make this glorious wine what it is. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. To 2039. $40" James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2018.
50% grenache, 26% mataro, 24% shiraz. The Teusner range looks to be in very fine form, from what I’ve so-far tasted. The up-front appeal is simple and fun but when it gets to the finish it spreads and runs in the most wonderful fashion. The fruit here is high quality to say the least. It tastes of concentrated raspberry and woodsmoke, earth and anise, the finish then gently herbal and spicy in the most positive and sweet-scented of ways. The aromatics, the flavours, the mouthfeel and the finish; it impresses from all angles. Price: $40.; Drink: 2017-2024+; Rated: 94 Points. Campbell Mattinson. The Wine Front