"a complete, compelling wine - GMS at its best....Glorious" 96 Points. Jane Faulkner
"a complete, compelling wine - GMS at its best....Glorious" 96 Points. Jane Faulkner"a complete, compelling wine - GMS at its best....Glorious" 96 Points. Jane Faulkner
No doubt about, this is a benchmark example of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. And when you consider the vine age of the Grenache and Mataro vines are nudging 100 years old, Avatar is probably one of the best value GMS blends not only in Australia, but internationally. You will never find a French blend like this with 100 year old vines for sub $30. The 2014 was great, the 2015 vintage is sensational.
"96 Points. The trio of great Barossa reds (grenache 55%, mataro 25% and shiraz 25%) come together to spend 18 months in seasoned oak before unfurling into a complete, compelling wine - GMS at its best. Light on its feet, with svelte tannins, plenty of substance and depth, though with buoyant flavours of cherries and raspberries, pips and spice, prosciutto and pepper. Glorious. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. To 2028. $45" Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2019
Where this wine comes from - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s best-known wine region and there’s a good reason why. The wines certainly live up to their international reputation, particularly Barossa Shiraz. With long, warm summers, the region produces full-bodied styles with power and panache. The reds are rich and luscious in their youth with dark-berried flavours, fruit intensity and fine-grained tannins, which mature gracefully with time in the cellar. But there’s more to the region than Shiraz. Grenache and Mourvèdre do more than play a supporting role in GSM blends, they’re standing on their own two feet as single varietal wines. And with a new school of winemakers at the helm, the region is in good hands for a long and healthy future.