SELECTOR – October 2010
Still the country's perennial favourite, Turkey Flat is one of the benchmarks of the style. Vibrant raspberry, musk and spice aromas lead to an intense raspberry and red berry palate, with a minerally finish and warm, balanced length.
SUNDAY TIMES – Peter Forrestal, August 2010
While the Barossa's Turkey Flat reliably makes one of Australia's finest rosés, the 2009 is arguably the best in the country. It's a blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dolcetto that has attractive brambly redcurrant flavours with a hint of licorice and musk stick.
WEST AUSTRALIAN - June 2010
This has been one of the benchmark roses in Australia each year. It comes from one vineyard specially set aside for rose. The acid is crisp and there is a good structure which provides something more substantial. It is a good food wine and will handle some cellaring. Needs to be served quite chilled. Rating 92/100
THE AGE, UNCORKED - Ralph Kyte-Powell, 5th January 2010
Turkey Flat's Barossa Rosé is an excellent example that combines the region's traditional rosé variety grenache with shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and dolcetto. It's more delicate and seems a shade drier than past vintages. A restrained pink wine with subtle raspberry and floral aromas, the palate is light, clean and lively with ripe, fruity flavours and tangy, lip-smacking acidity. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE - Issue 186, December 2009
The dry 2009 Rosé is medium pink-coloured with a delightful nose of strawberry and rhubarb. Concentrated and full-flavoured on the palate, it is well balanced and long in the finish. Drink it over the next 12-18 months. Rating: 90 Points
THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN - James Halliday, November 14 - 15, 2009
A blend of Grenache (60%), Shiraz (19%), Cabernet Sauvignon (16%), and Dolcetto (5%) sourced largely from a single vineyard. Bright fuschia; the bouquet has fragrant small red fruits plus a touch of spice; the palate with structure and length way above average, the finish deliciously dry, spice coming again on the after taste. Drink to 2010 with antipasto. Rating: 96 Points
THE ADVERTISER - Tony Love, 18th November 2009
Blended from a well tried set of components that changes subtly each vintage - this year grenache, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and a small dose of dolcetto, in that order, brings out a lovely fresh burst of strawberry aromas with foresty undertones that follow through with a pleasant texture and spice in the mouth, well rounded, fully realised and with an adult approach to the flavours often forgotten in the style. Rating: 91 Points
THE WINE FRONT – Campbell Mattinson, July 2009
It's a blend of grenache, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and dolcetto. It's (almost) fluorescent pink and, of course, tastes as fresh as a daisy. Fresh raspberry and cranberry. Beautifully inviting. There might even be a spot of fennel-like flavour in this. It seems to wane through the finish but it tastes delicious while it lasts. Indeed it tastes and smells beautifully of sweetly ripened summer berries. Rating: 91 Points