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.

2008 Vintage Tasting notes

The 2008 Grenache is luscious and mouth filling, displaying aromas of cherry and rose petals. Vineyard characteristics shine through once again. A pleasantly warming palate of sweet spice, clove is balanced by rich, dark fruit and firm tannin structure this wine will develop more savoury characters with careful cellaring.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 2008 Grenache - great drive & zest

GOURMET TRAVELLER - Wine -July 2011-TOP 100

A succulent, spicy, opulent Barossa grenache which is big and high in alcohol (15%) but is also loaded with seductive charm and sweetly ultra ripe, almost jammy flavour. It's bright, vibrant and well made.

THE ADVERTISER, Tony Love - May 25, 2011

Venerable 90-year-old bush vines are the source of this evocative Barossa Valley red, rich and ripe with swells of spiced breads and a subtle smear of strawberry jam. Yet not just ripe fruit as a touch of gum-forest floor adds to this big, healthy autumnal pleasure. Note too, its sibling mourvedre also is one of the region's varietal benchmarks and a meaty, gamey style as well to match big meat dishes. Rating: 4/5

WEST AUSTRALIAN - April 2011

This is a wonderful example of Barossa grenache made from 90 year old plus vines. Yes it has plenty of alcohol from this warm vintage but the palate has a subtle medium weight and lifted freshness about it. Light floral notes with rose petal and fresh turned earth on the nose. The palate is textured and delicious with a nice red berry flavour and a little vanilla pod. Rating: 91/100

AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2011 James Halliday

Typical light, bright colour of Barossa Valley grenache, notwithstanding 90-year-old estate bush-pruned vines; the bouquet is ultra-fragrant, and while the palate has the red fruit and Turkish delight varietal flavour, it has great drive and zest. Rating: 94 Points

Posted on

09/11/2012

Release history

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2018 750ml bottle $40.00
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