Large bottle 2016 butchers block red

"Spicy aromatic bouquet, great on the palate- oodles of flavour, smooth & delicious with fine-grained tannins. Brilliant with food right now. DELIGHTFUL."

Dan Traucki

Dan Traucki Wine Assist

The Butchers Block is a traditional Barossa blend made with grapes selected from the Turkey Flat vineyards, including some from the original old vine plantings. It is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvédre (Mataro), with the proportions of each variety varying from vintage to vintage.

Like medals at a children's sporting event, when we blend a wine we like each parcel to have recognition; its own chance to feel proud of its contribution to the team. Here, each varietal is vinified & aged individually in French oak barrels before the final blending process. Shiraz adds the generous mouthfeel, Grenache the spice and cherry-like sweetness and Mourvèdre the backbone, savoury edge and fragrance. Balance is crucial, each varietal's contribution is evident yet nothing competes for your attention.

Enjoy with: Warm, comforting meals just like Mum makes - spaghetti bolognese, braises or lamb cutlets. Or funk it up a notch with braised rabbit or hare with tomato & olives.

2016 Vintage Tasting notes

dark plum.

cassis.

spice.

Download: Tasting notes and info pack.

Reviews and Awards

2016 Butchers Block Red - a fair bit of bush character

...Beside (the 2016 Turkey Flat Grenache) sits another more homestead style Turkey Flat 2016 Butchers Block Red, which is the estate's variation within the GSM genre, here with a 49:38:13 split of shiraz, grenache and mataro. Savoury characters here exude spicy, smoky smallgood aromas to contrast with its crushed crimson berries that are however always cloaked in the varietal feed of sandy, grainy tannins and textures. A knockabout country red blend with a fair bit of bush character to boot.

Tony Love.

SA Weekend Magazine October 28 2017

Posted on

10/11/2017

2016 Butchers Block Red - delightful

"Spicy aromatic bouquet, great on the palate- oodles of flavour, smooth & delicious with fine-grained tannins. Brilliant with food right now. DELIGHTFUL."

Dan Traucki

Posted on

06/10/2017

Release history

Vintage Format
2016 750ml bottle $21.00
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2015 Sold out.
2014 Sold out.
2013 Sold out.
2012 Sold out.
2011 Sold out.
2010 Sold out.
2009 Sold out.
2008 Sold out.
2007 Sold out.
2006 Sold out.
2005 Sold out.
2004 Sold out.
2003 Sold out.
2002 Sold out.
2001 Sold out.
2000 Sold out.
1999 Sold out.
1998 Sold out.
1997 Sold out.
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