Teusner Righteous FG Shiraz

Welcome to a new spiritual plane for Righteous. I am the first to grumble when Barossa shiraz loses its verve at 15% alcohol, but occasionally – very occasionally – a wine of such pristine balance arrives that even elevated alcohol disappears in the midst of its dimensions. Kym Teusner has captured definitive Barossa density and deep-set depth of satsuma plums, black cherries and cherry liqueur, while retaining succulent fruit freshness and wonderfully vibrant definition. Acidity is lively and tannin structure is fine, supple and confidently matched to the proportions of its fruit. $120 at WineStar.