teusner avatar 05 gets great review from jeremy oliver

Teusner The Avatar Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2005 received a great review from influential Australian wine writer Jeremy Oliver Perhaps the best Teusner release yet, this is a great example of the Australian variation of the southern Rhone blend of grenache, shiraz and Mataro (mourvedre). Oak plays second fiddle to vibrant, spicy and savoury fruit, while a firm but cultivated extract of tannin provides mouthfeel and support

You either drink it young and vibrant, or wait a few years for it to develop earthy, chocolatey and cigarboxy complexity.