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Turkey Flat - Shiraz Single Bottles 2017 SB

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Barossa Valley
  • Wine Maker: Julie Campbell
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2022.
Duty/Vat Paid
Bin End Limited Stock: (2 btls)
WA: 91+ (2013) WS: 89 (2014) JS: 92 (2012) JH: 97 (2014) WF: 93+ (2014) HH: 95 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Musing with intensity, the nose broods of dark berries and cedar. Carefully chosen French oak lifts the fruit, lengthens the palate and adds longevity to the wine. In youth, this wine is firmly bound and requires decanting. Given time in the decanter, or alternatively the cellar, this wine will unravel to reveal a combination of decadence and balance that only exists in exceptional vintages. Cellar fifteen years plus.

Winery Information

Turkey Flat

On the banks of Tanunda Creek, in the heart of the Barossa where wild bush turkeys once roamed, grow Shiraz vines from 1847, some of the oldest planted in Australia, and indeed the world. These vines, propagated from cuttings brought to Australia from Hermitage Hill in the Rhône Valley in the 1830s remain a productive part of Turkey Flat’s vineyards. Despite having just completed their 169th vintage, they continue to produce truly exceptional grapes. Turkey Flat Vineyards is a.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)91+ pts

June 2015 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Shiraz has a gorgeous nose of black cherry compote, blueberry pie and crème de cassis with suggestions of violets, vanilla pod, baking spices and dried mint. Full-bodied with plenty of expressive spice-laced fruit in the mouth, the tannins are soft and fine while the acid lends seamless freshness through the long finish.

Wine Spectator (2014)89 pts

Dense and rustic, with chewy, black licorice-scented plum and berry flavors. The fresh earth and savory overtones are dark and bold on the finish. Drink now through 2020

James Suckling (2012)92 pts

A very compelling nose that marries earthy, savory characters with ripe dark-berry fruits, meat and spices. The palate has a savory twist, plenty of summer berry fruits and a juicy, bright finish. Needs a couple of years to settle in. Drink in 2016.

James Halliday (2014)97 pts

All of the mainstream red winemaking options are used, demanding (and receiving) unrelenting attention to detail. This is a hero Barossa Valley shiraz, its backbone planted in 1847, with great colour, profound complexity, yet retaining a calm personality within its array of primary, fresh flavours.

Wine Front (2014)93+ pts

Turkey Flat Shiraz. More often than not, one of the gems of the Barossa Valley. This release had me impressed but not swept away. Given how it responded to a stint in the decanter, I suspect it just needs time. It’s bold and warm with asphalt, chocolate and blackberry flavour aplenty, coffeed notes flashing around the edges. It has ample flavour; no one’s going to feel short-changed or be disappointed. It doesn’t take quality by the absolute scruff of the neck but it’s still ‘right up there’ and there’s little doubt it will cellar like a charm.

Huon Hooke (2014)95 pts

This is the best Turkey Flat shiraz of their 25 vintages to date. The colour is deep red purple and the bouquet reveals plum and raspberry, dark-cherry and spice aromas in a fruit-driven, subtly oaked style.A full-bodied red of purity, poise and harmony. Long-term potential.'

Vinification Notes

22 months maturation in new & seasoned French oak hogsheads.