2015 Shiraz - a touch of hedonism

Deep, dark colour with a trace of purple; the bouquet sweetly ripe and rich, with lush fruit and abundant ripeness. Pepper and clove also. A dash of star anise. The wine is full-bodied and ample with generous fruit sweetness backed up by savoury tannins, which are supple. The flavour is rich and generous and there is a touch of hedonism about it. Very good. 93 points Huon Hooke.

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08/09/2017
Huon Hooke Huonhooke.com

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2017 Rosé - bang on for a new season

Always a consistent pleasure, this grenache rosé offers immediate attraction. This year the usual list of minor varieties like cabernet, mataro, shiraz and marsanne aren't listed, to highlight its grenache core. A pale pink shine, its granmotherly handbag of musk, and herbal/floral fragrances and, more importantly, its proper mouthfeel of strawberry pith and texture with apple and strawberry juiciness, is all about that grenache in a youthful rosé dress. Its tempered spice and all-round delicious drinking is bang on for a new season. Tony Love, The Advertiser  Wednesday September 6 2017

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06/09/2017
Tony Love The Adelaide Advertiser

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2015 Shiraz - bloody brilliant!

Turkey Flat Vineyards in the Barossa Valley is currently celebrating its 170th Anniversary, something that only a handful of Australia’s 2,468 wineries have been able to do. To celebrate this amazing milestone they are having a very special dinner on [Saturday] evening and will be trotting out some of their finest, special wines to be enjoyed along with a meal from one of Adelaide’s hottest restaurants, Africola I have been a long-term fan of the Turkey Flat wines, from its Barossa Valley White (Marsanne/Viogner/Roussanne) through to the Butchers Block Red (Shiraz/Grenache/Mataro). The Shiraz is also awesome and is made from grapes grown on very, very old vines, it is oak fermented and given extraordinary TLC (tender loving care).

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04/09/2017
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2015 Shiraz - first class

If you’re looking for first class, traditionally styled, Barossa shiraz, this release from Turkey Flat is the perfect ‘go to’. It’s toasty, malty, beautifully blackberried and rich, the deliciousness factor from start to finish (very) high. To boot, it has both the inherent structure and balance to keep it at a high level for a good long time. This is Turkey Flat Shiraz in exactly the form you’d like to see it. Plum, kirsch, cream and cocoa characters are all nothing if not seductive. Licks of oak are perfectly applied. Fruit is dark and satisfying. Redcurrant and spice notes are there, but as bit players. It’s Barossa shiraz, fighting fit. 95 points

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29/08/2017
Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front

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Toasting 170 years of shiraz in style

Blog full david brookes & chef duncan welgemoed at turkey flat vineyards 170 years dinner

Saturday 26 August saw the winery polished to perfection, ready to host a wonderful group of friends to celebrate the 170th anniversary of our 'Ancestor' shiraz vines. These shiraz vines, planted in 1847 by Johann Fiedler, are the very reason Turkey Flat Vineyards exists as a winery, so honour them we did. Our guests were treated to a sumptuous, wine-friendly dinner by chef Duncan Welgemoed of Africola, along with our most favourite wines from our current releases and the museum. The stand out being 'The Ancestor' - a single site wine made purely from the very same 1847 vines being honoured.

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29/08/2017

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