Teusner 'Big Jim' Shiraz 2019 (Barossa Valley, South Australia) "...rich blackberry, liquorice, spice..."
The Wark Family are big on tradition…and for as long as anyone can remember, the rooster at their farm at Stonewell in the Barossa has taken the name of the breeder. Current rooster in residence and king of the coop goes by the moniker Jim….’Big Jim’….named after James Wark. Big Jim is noble, he’s handsome, he’s vigorous and he’s virile. A solid all round unit….and the perfect ambassador for the best Shiraz grown in the Wark Family’s vineyard.
"30yo vines from the Wark family vineyard, Stonewell. Matured 12 months in 40% new French oak hogsheads. This is Kym Teusner in fine form. Glossy, supple, polished black fruits, nicely toned by a sprinkling of mixed spice, with a backdrop of classic Barossa dark chocolate and licorice. Just the right volume of fine tannins steady a long, generous finish. The Full Monty of Barossa shiraz, yet not a bit too much." - 94 points, James Halliday