Turkey Flat Shiraz 2006 (3 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

The wines that produced the grapes for the backbone of this wine were pkanted in the year 1847. They are some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world.

The fruit flavour and colour from these unique grapes has been blended with selected parcels from low yielding Shiraz vines at our Stonewell vineyard and highlighted using French oak fermentation and maturation. This wine will benefit from at least 10 years cellaring due to minimum filtration may develop bottle deposit over time.

Overview

The wines that produced the grapes for the backbone of this wine were pkanted in the year 1847. They are some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world.

The fruit flavour and colour from these unique grapes has been blended with selected parcels from low yielding Shiraz vines at our Stonewell vineyard and highlighted using French oak fermentation and maturation. This wine will benefit from at least 10 years cellaring due to minimum filtration may develop bottle deposit over time.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

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. Rating 96 - Drink by 2026, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2008).

The 2006 Shiraz is a glass-coating opaque purple color with an aromatic array of pain grille, pencil lead, smoke, espresso, and blueberry. Layered on the palate, it has outstanding grip, savory black fruit flavors, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Rating 91 - Drink by 2022, Jay S. Miller, erobertparker.com (FEB/2009).

The stylistic change to Turkey Flat shiraz continues with this vintage – this is a low-oak, almost easy-going Barossa shiraz full of immediate drinkability. There’s a reasonable (though not particularly well integrated) tannin structure and the wine feels well balanced, so cellaring it shouldn’t be a problem. It tastes of tar and blackberries and minor-level toast, its acidity noticeable but well managed. Dusty finish – which I like. Not a great Turkey Flat shiraz but a tasty and enjoyable one. Rating 91 - Drink by 2015, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (AUG/2008).

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep purple.

Aroma

Ripe, dark cherries, savoury spice and leather

Palate

Concentrated fruit characters with youthful yet restrained tannins. Rich layers of blackberries, cedar, and nutmeg.

Cellaring

Cellar up to 10 years.

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