Teusner Avatar 2004

Rhone Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

$40.00 $18.99
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Item No. 97857
  • red wine
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

A dusty, peppery spice confronts the nose, followed by earthy tarry notes of plums, blackberries and raspberries. The medium to full palate displays ripe fleshy fruits and licorice spice. The oak influence is minimal, serving to complex and mature the wine rather than to impart flavour. Well balanced and round, this is a wine that should cellar for 5 to 7 years.

Avatar spends 18 months maturing in neutral old hogsheads. This patience provides Avatar with a slightly more brooding, savoury nose, emphasizing the earthy undertones of the Mataro, rather than the sweet fruit of the Grenache. The tannins have also been given the opportunity to complex, giving a fine, elegant and silky structure to the palate. The wine finishes clean and well balanced.

"Distinctive and well-defined. Blueberry and plum flavors get all kinds of shadings, with hints of game meats, pepper and pomegranate that linger beautifully. Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. Drink now through 2014."
91 Points
Wine Spectator
October 15, 2006

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Learn About Teusner

Teusner Wines came into being late in 2001 when Kym Teusner witnessed a conversation between his girlfriend"s uncle and his brother. They were discussing the viability of an old Grenache vineyard, planted in the Northern Barossa Valley by their grandfather. The low yields and low prices being paid by the ‘Big Boys" meant that the vineyard was running at a loss and was facing...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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