"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