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