Large bottle turkey flat grenache bottle

Turkey Flat has more than 25 years experience in making Grenache. This older variety for South Australia has a natural home in the Barossa, although respect for the variety as a maker of fine wine has only recently been achieved. It has been an important part of the Turkey Flat range since 1992.

Mark Bulman has made Grenache his signature varietal after taking over full control of winemaking at Turkey Flat in 2010. Under his direction this remains respectful to our past tradition of making Grenache into a fine wine, while moving seamlessly into a more refined, contemporary style.

2003 Vintage Tasting notes

The 2003 vintage started with typical dry and warm conditions, however a huge rain event in February caused a loss of crop. Grenache, being the last picked had the most time to recover and produced wines of intensity and balance.

The 2003 Grenache displays aromas of dark cherry, plum and spice. The palate is full with cherry chocolate and plum flavours, overlain with warmth and peppery spices.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 2003 Grenache - satisfying, honest Barossa red

AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2007 – James Halliday

Some confection notes to the aroma; light-to-medium-bodied, with a range of flavours from spice and raspberry through to prune. Rating: 89 Points. Drink: 2008.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH September 7, 2005

The Turkey Flat vineyard in the Barossa has been owned by the Schulz family since 1870. Current custodian Peter Schulz has some of the world’s oldest Shiraz and Grenache vines at his disposal. Vine age really shows on this purple-hued beauty, which has tarry plum aromas and meaty characters underpinned by ripe, sweet fruit. The overall mouth-feel is fleshy with a savoury finish.

ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE – Issue 161, October 2005

Turkey Flat fashions one of my favourite Barossa Grenaches and their 2003 is again a winner. A deep plum/ruby colour precedes a knock-out bouquet of melted licorice and black cherry jam. Full-bodied and expansively textured with sweet tannin, an earthy spiciness, and a long, heady finish, it should drink well for 4-5 years. Rating: 92 Points.

EPICURE – UNCORKED with Ralph Kyte-Powell, 2005

Turkey Flat’s range is founded in Barossa tradition and based on some fine old vineyards. This has raspberry liqueur aromas, the attractive sweetness balanced by some spice. The soft palate has plump, ripe, berry fruit in the middle, smooth texture and good balance with ripe tannins in perfect equilibrium. Satisfying, honest Barossa red. Aging: Drink over four years. Food Ideas: Irish stew, roast pumpkin and sage risotto. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

THE WINE FRONT – Campbell Mattinson, January 2005

This is a good drink. Sweet raspberry, blueberry and spice is kept honest by ribs of earth, but the components themselves are not what makes it work: it's the pure fruit delivery, the warm satisfaction it brings, the ball of ripe flavour. Vital and good. Very different to the Butchers block: fruitier, sweeter, more generous, more up-front. Rating : 87 Points

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09/11/2012

Release history

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2018 750ml bottle $40.00
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1.5L magnum $120.00
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