2017 Rosé - quality rosé from the get go.

Surprised to see this hit the WF pages so late in the season, and, shock horror, a $1 increase on RRP! That buck is likely going into the ‘proper’ winemaking going on in this wine, or at least, the elevation in quality, and decrease in reliance on sugar. I read somewhere that this is the driest version of TF Rose yet. Might be hearsay, but it’s in print now right here. Anyway, a good yardstick in bottle shops from here to Kingdom Come. Deeelicious. Easy drink. Dry as a autumn leaves. Prickles of spice amongst crisp, red berry fruitiness. A nice chalky edge to fine tannins. Good length. Squirt of grapefruity freshness to close and keep the mouthwatering. There’s so much to like here. No brainer. Quality rose from the get go. Mike Bennie

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02/01/2018
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Join our team - PR, Communication & Marketing Co-ordinator

An exciting opportunity exists for a creative PR, Communication & Marketing co-ordinator to join us in a dynamic, rewarding role. Working alongside the Brand Manager the successful person will provide support to all Turkey Flat sales & marketing initiatives including online campaigns, newsletters, media, EDMs, social media and Cellar Door sales. The role will be based at the Turkey Flat site, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, encompassing 3 days per week, with 1 day per week in Cellar Door sales (including rotating weekends). Future development and expansion of the role in line with the successful candidate’s skill-set is possible.

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22/12/2017

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2016 Butchers Block Shiraz - the Turkey is in full flight

"Fermented with 15% whole bunches, and matured in used oak to throw the emphasis on the fruit. The Turkey is in full flight here, with delicious cherry and satsuma plum fruit given context by persistent but rounded tannins (and oak maturation). 95 points" James Halliday

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20/12/2017
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James Halliday on the 2016 Butchers Block Red

"A shiraz/grenache/mourvedre blend, part sourced from some of the oldest (1865) vines on the Turkey Flat vineyard. Excellent colour; a warm and spicy bouquet introduces a medium-bodied palate with red and black berries, plus good mouthfeel and length. Oak plays little or no part in framing the palate, fine tannins doing the trick. 94 points" James Halliday

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2016 Mataro

"Crushed/destemmed, wild yeast open-fermented, 14 days on skins, matured in Italian-coopered French oak (50% new) for 9 months. Bright, clear crimson; from Turkey Flat's aged, dry grown vines, the fruit and tannins well able to stand up to the French oak. It's deceptively light-bodied, its length and persistence likewise. While it can be drunk now. 5+ years will see it bloom. 92 points." James Halliday

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20/12/2017
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