Teusner Dog Strangler Mourvedre (aka Mataro) 2010

Teusner's unusually named "Dog Strangler" mourvedre (mataro) attracted my attention with their outstanding and well priced 2009 vintage. Would the 2010 vintage live up to expectations as it appeared before me for lunch in the buzzy confines of local Spanish institution, MoVida?

Once again, this is a lovely wine. An aroma of earth, plums and pepper, which gave away gently to medium length on the palate. While very appealing, however, it seemed to lack the fruit power and length of the 2009 that I so enjoyed. Yet 2010 I believe is said to be the stronger year more generally in the region. It is still a very good wine though and recommended. 86-87 points

Abv: 14.5%
Price: mid $20s
Website: http://www.teusner.com.au/
Tasted: December 2011
Barossa Valley
December 7, 2011

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