Teusner The Gentleman Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

David Forrest’s vineyard enjoys one of the highest elevations in the Barossa, yielding a cabernet of density and intensity, layered with cassis, blackcurrants, liquorice and dark chocolate. It declares the depth and glossy succulence of great Eden Valley fruit, yet all the while tangy, controlled and finely structured, with vibrant, high altitude acidity and supple, finely poised tannins. A show-stopper at a teeny price, enticing and persistent. $18 at WineStar and Wine Cow (2012).