AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2007 – James Halliday
Light, bright fuchsia; spotlessly clean red fruits; achieves length and persistence without reliance on residual sugar. Grenache / Shiraz/ Cabernet / Dolcetto. Rating: 94 Points. Drink: Now.
HERALD SUN – Quaffing with Paddy Kendler August 9, 2005
Peter Schulz thoroughly deserves his reputation for producing one of our best roses, and the ’05 from his Turkey Flat winery in the Barossa Valley is delightfully true to form. The unusual blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Dolcetto results in an interesting combination of fruity flavours neatly packed within a balanced body. Best served cool to cold but not icy.
SUNDAY LIFE – Sally Gudgeon 4 September, 2005
Made from Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dolcetto, this has strawberry. Raspberry, and cherry flavours with a crisp, fresh finish. Serve it with Bruschetta.
ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE – Issue 161, October 2005
One of Australia’s finest roses is Turkey Flat’s 2005 Rose, a deep, bold offering made from a blend of 52% Grenache, 26% Shiraz, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Dolcetto. Its light to medium ruby colour is accompanied by a big bouquet of sweet strawberries, cherry jam, a hint of currants. Medium-bodied, with enough acidity to balance moderate quantities of residual sugar, it should be enjoyed over the next 6-8 months. Rating: 89 Points.
THE ADVERTISER – REVIEW with Robin Day October 15th, 2005
Colour: Purple tint over apricot/crimson. Nose: Fresh floral tones, hints of Turkish delight. Taste: Seamless continuum of fruit, sweetness and acidity. Occasion: In the sun or in the shade or with an aromatic and spicy dish. Rating: 90 Points
THE WINE FRONT – Campbell Mattinson, January 2005
Clearly a good year. Fragrant, bright red, strawberried and dry, with good juicy length and a sense of essential mouth-perfume maintained throughout. Fruity, but not sweet. Rating: 88 Points