Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro 2019
"Quintessential Teusner: exact and delicious"
Beloond met 93 punten door zowel James Halliday ("Quintessential Teusner: exact and delicious") als James Suckling ("rich and smoothly rendered"). U leest hun volledige recensies onder de tab Awards.
Mataro vines up to 25 yo; matured 18 months in older French oak hogsheads. Kym Teusner's mandate of softening this tannic variety is exemplified again in 2019. Alluring, spicy, sweet red berry fruits, refreshingly poised acidity, fine-grained tannins and well-gauged dark and milk chocolate all slot together neatly. Quintessential Teusner: exact and delicious.
Intense blueberry and blue plum with some slate-like, dark-stony notes and a tarry edge. The palate is rich and smoothly rendered with super ripe black fruit, as well as blueberries and dark chocolate. Soft, essence-like build. More bark than bite. Drink over the next five years.
So much velvety smoothness, so much depth of flavour. This cuts a beautiful, bold groove. Ripe dark berries, flashes of leather and graphite, creamy oak but in appropriate measure, firm-but-juicy-and-flavoursome length. The flavour train is here, get on, it’s a smooth ride and it’s a satisfying one.