Thursday, February 19, 2009

Teusner Avatar

I have been following young Kym Teusner from the beginning . I remember attending a wine dinner with his wines a few years ago when he really struggled to get his talk together. His wines have improved, as I am sure have his presentations.

The Avatar is a Barossa GSM blend, and the 2005 is a fine example. the 50% or so Grenache and its fruit is balanced by the structure of the Shiraz and Mouvedre. Plummy fruit, oak and tannins are coming together in a harmonious blend. This is a fine wine, not overly complicated or worked, but high quality for its money - and the glass bottle is so heavy, you can cause serious damage with it.

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