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Teusner Avatar Grenache Mataro Shiraz

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Teusner Avatar Grenache Mataro Shiraz

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Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Pristine and oaky, this long, stable and charmingly balanced blend has a sweet, lightly minty and floral bouquet of blackberries, blueberries, dark plums and violets backed by chocolate/mocha oak and a hint of dark cherry. Plush and peppery, its shiraz-driven palate is smooth and oaky, with juicy blackberry and cassis flavours overlying a fine, drying and tight-knit backbone. It?s very polished and will smooth out after a couple of years in the bottle.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
93
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
This rolls out with a darker colour and shows plenty of shiraz impact, with blackberry fruits and gently earthy spice, some lifted peppery notes too. The palate s ripe and dense, with solid black and blue fruit flavours, ripe tannins and a slightly resiny oak streak.
Good Wine Guide 2013
91
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says

Avatar is the benchmark for new wave Barossa GSM and 2010 is an outstanding expression. Deep, succulent black plums and juicy black cherries are wrapped in folds of dark chocolate oak. Fine, textural tannins and vibrant acidity keep everything lively and focused. 

Wine Taste Edition 65 2012
94
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
A blend of grenache, mataro and Shiraz. The colour is good, and the wine has a rich bouquet, like the palate, with as much dark fruit in a plum spectrum rather than the more traditional raspberry; works very well indeed, with very good mouthfeel and balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
94
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Full to medium-bodied, this barrel-aged southern Rhéne blend is sweetly and brightly fruited. Its smoky, spicy bouquet of blackberries, blueberries, plums and dark cherries knits tightly with cedary oak and musky scents of spice. It's handsomely oaked, with assertive vanilla/mocha influences and fine, chalky tannins beneath its flavours of small black and blue berries, before a lingering, spicy finish of persistent fruit and licorice.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
92
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Long and smooth, this artfully made blend introduces oak into the Joshua concept with a deep, slightly closed and smoky bouquet of dark plums, raisins and chocolatey, meaty nuances. It's heady and floral, with rose garden undertones and hints of cloves and cinnamon. Sumptuous and juicy, it's pliant and velvety, finishing with persistence, firmness and integration. It just lacks the tightness and definition for a higher rating.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Released at the same time as Joshua, spending an extra year or so in oak. It is a richer version (grenache/mataro/shiraz), part vintage, part barrel selection, with considerable drive to the medium-bodied palate, starting its journey at a different point, but with the same destination.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
94
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
Not many Aussie wines can claim to have inspired a Hollywood blockbuster! Quite a script of fragrant red and black fruits, with an orchestra of mixed spice, plums and cherries, building up to a finale supported by firm, fine tannins and milk choc oak. Its jam-packed with action but maintains fragrant refinement at every epic moment.
Wine Taste Special Edition 41
93
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Great colour; has greater structure, complexity and density than the deliciously juicy '09 Joshua; there is an array of licorice, poached blood plum, spice and polished leather on the bouquet and perfectly balanced palate; finishes with ripe, soft tannins. Grenache/Mourvedre/Shiraz.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
95
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Good depth and hue; an unambiguously top-end Rhone blend with a delicious mix of black and red fruits, licorice and spice flavours; perfect tannin and oak inputs to a seriously good wine. Quality cork. Grenache/Mataro/ Shira
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
96
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
We've both noticed that bottles of Teusner's reds seem to disappear before you've finished with them - which, the next morning, turns out to have been a good thing. As good as this 2006 release is, there's some bad news: there won't be a 2007 vintage release, so after this has gone ... there's a wait. Sixty per cent of this wine is grenache, though there's also some shiraz and mataro. It's a good-smelling, good-tasting wine, with juicy, raspberried fruit, nuts and a light earthiness - it doesn't fall into the sticky confectionery trap that grenache-based wines can be prone to. It's just damn tasty. What more could you want?
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
92
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A complex wine, sweet fruit of the grenache gains strength from the shiraz and mataro; good balance. Grenache (55%)/Shiraz (25%)/Mataro (200%)
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
92
Peter Forrestal (2004 Vintage) says
The 2005 Teusner 'Joshua' is sensational. It topped a tasting of more than 70 grenache or grenache blends that I did with colleagues for Gourmet Traveller WINE - and is just the style of grenache that I love. There are alluring red berry fragrances, redcurrant, fruit pastille and blackberry jam flavours, seductive velvety texture, good structure and fine, restrained tannins. This is the improbably young Kym Tuesner's own label - his day job is doing the hard work for Rolf Binder - and 'Joshua' is his unwooded grenache blend chosen for its aromatics and up-front fruit.
Quaff 2007 2006
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied; fresh, juicy berry fruit; fine, silky tannins; slightly more structure.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
91
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Complex, spicy, savoury but fresh fruit aromas; flavours of raspberry, berry and plum; oak adds more to texture than flavour; perfect tannin management.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
93

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