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Thursday, 30 December 2010

Teusner Avatar 2005

I opened this for my wife the day after Boxing Day, she was looking for something "good" and knowing her fondness for Barossan beauties, I pulled this number out.

This was a perfect example of how a good decant can help a slightly older wine shake off its cobwebs and really show itself off to its true strengths.

Initially it was earthen aromas with a background of sweet Barossan fruit, the palate a mix of stewed red fruits on the palate.  The finish was spicy, more specifically a quatre-epice mix; it was spice that lingered.

Once it had opened up though the palate changed,  the spice settling down for some vanilla and coconutty oak coming through; the finish altogether much more gentle.

Source: Retail, Grand Central Cellars
Price: $40
Closure: Cork


  1. Love 'I opened this for my wife'; I show the same level of inter-spousal generosity all the time ;)

    Just today I came home with a bottle of chardonnay for me cellar, and I said to my chardonnay-loving partner; "look what I got for you...."


  2. Hey Chris,

    Hope you had a great Christmas. I'm a bit behind on catching up on my google reader so I don't even know what you've been drinking. I hear it's a scorcher down there today so I trust it's something refreshing.

    All the best