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Turkey Flat Shiraz

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It does not get more authentic than Barossa Shiraz and Turkey Flat can claim some of the oldest vineyards in the region, dating back to 1847. That’s some serious vine age and you’ll be bowled over by the regional authenticity on offer here. This is structured and serious, a wine to lose your senses in with a dominance of blackberries and spice, supporting cedary oak. This is dinner party territory with a fine rib eye steak or a platter of mature cheeses.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2012 vintage was ideal for growing Shiraz in the Barossa Valley. The resultant blending process has created a wine of unsurpassed quality with a combination of structure, elegance and aromatics than can only be achieved in great vintages.

The wine is a beacon for the Turkey Flat style. It has a deep colour and bright aromatics.

Appearance: Crimson purple.

Nose: Red berries, violets, coffee grounds and cedar.

Palate: The palate is unctuous and full of bright fruit whilst being supported by long tannins. The oak is delicately interwoven through the palate lifting and extending the natural elements of the wine.

Cellaring: May be cellared for 15 years plus.


expert reviews about

Turkey Flat Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Deep colour; the backbone of this wine comes from the vines planted in 1847 on the Bethany Road Vineyard, some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world; French oak was used at the end of the fermentation and subsequent maturation; everything it should be from '12, with layers of black fruits, liquorice, tannins and cedar oak. Seriously underpriced. 14.5% alc. 
  
James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine May 2014.
James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine May 2014
96
Ray Jordan (2012 Vintage) says
Vibrant and floral notes on the nose. Lovely meaty black cherry and earthy rose petal characters. Palate is seamless, with fine-grained tannins and oak working harmoniously. Very long in the mouth. Such concentration and style, with a silkiness throughout. 
 
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine “100 Top New Release Wines” - 01.09.14
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine “100 Top New Release Wines” - 01.09.14
96
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Strong crimson-purple; one of the best Turkey Flat Shirazs to date; the palate is exceedingly complex, and very intense, yet ends with a burst of red and black fruits to accompany all that has gone before. It could be mistaken for a wine from a cooler climate, such is its length and balance.
To 2030
Australian Wine Companion 2013
97
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Deep crimson-purple; one of the icons of the Barossa Valley that year in, year out, has an extra degree of elegance without compromising the depth and intensity of its spicy blackberry and black cherry fruit; the use of 100% French oak is the icing on the cake.
2030
Australian Wine Companion 2012
96
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Excellent crimson-purple; a bouquet that has the same allure as a great pinot, drawing you back again repeatedly before you taste the wine; Turkey Flat nailed the '08 vintage, capturing all of its luscious black fruits without a scintilla of jam or confection; the texture of the ripe tannins is perfect, as is the oak balance.
To 2033
Australian Wine Companion 2011
96
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Dense deep purple-crimson; a sumptuously rich cascade of black fruits and some Christmas cake spices, yet miraculously retains elegance thanks to restraint in winemaking. Oh for a screwcap.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
96
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
A classic wine, seriously underpriced, coming predominantly from the 1847 estate plantings. Superb structure and mouthfeel, with blackberry fruit, and seamless French oak in the background.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
96
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
An intense and concentrated fruit bowl of blackberry, licorice and spice; outstanding balance and length; great style and quality.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
96

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