Thanks to budding young superstars like Kym Teusner at Teusner, the future of Barossa Valley wine remains in good hands. Aside from being a splendid young winemaker, Kym is also an avid supporter of promoting the Barossa's distinct sub-regional variation, as well as preserving its older vineyards.
Sourced from the Ebenezer district in the Barossa's north, the 2008 Riebke presents a rather ripe fragrance of plummy dark fruits, raspberry and gentle spice with a minor indication of older, coconut-like oak sitting happily in the background. Although generously ripened its palate just bursts with youthful Barossa shiraz flavour, announcing smoothly approachable, fruit focused nuances of juicy plums, blackberry and cherry. Coated by a smooth measure of creamy oak and gentle tannins, it also reveals a touch of currant flavour in its finish.
O Priced accordingly, Teusner's 2008 Riebke is a very smooth, approachable Barossa shiraz which is ready to drink now. Drink to 2013.