THE WINE FRONT – Campbell Mattinson, January 2005
Light, perfumed grenache, with lifted caramel and blackberry and an edge of spiciness. The palate is noticeably sweet with focussed red cherry and raspberry/blackberry flavours. Gentle tannins. Mid-to-light weight. Absolutely charming. Rating: 89 Points
Mid crimson in colour. A delightful bouquet of Grenache on steroids, currant jubes, hot confection and a sprinkling of clove and cinnamon spice, there is a high alcohol lift with a hint of black tar. This is a big, concentrated mouthful of wine, blackberry and currant confection in the company of peat and crushed ants easing into back palate notes of spice and oak lactones, formidable but delicious. There is a very good duration of persistence accompanied by surprisingly soft, velvety tannins. The best Turkey Flat Grenache yet, a departure in style that appears much like a GSM blend, tasted July/01 - D.C. Rating: 91 Points.