Large bottle turkey flat shiraz bottle

The Turkey Flat Vineyard boasts some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world. Planted in 1847, these hard-working gnarled old vines are still producing fantastic grapes. They are dry grown with their roots extending metres into the soil in search of moisture.

Much of the credit for the best Shiraz made in the Barossa is due to old vines such as these. The fact that these vines still exist is largely due to a far-sighted quarantine scheme, in which South Australia was spared the phylloxera outbreak which devastated the vineyards of Europe, America and subsequently parts of Australia in the late 1800’s.

This shiraz is a result of a very intricate blending process. After each parcel of fruit is individually vinified & aged in specially selected French oak barrels, the final blend is created with careful consideration to upholding its reputation for cellaring gracefully, retaining its freshness and balance for many years.

The Turkey Flat Shiraz is a proud holder of a Barossa Trust Mark. The Barossa Trust Mark is a mark of aspirational standard set by the Barossa region. It provides you with a guarantee and assurance of quality.

It is founded on five value pillars:

Origin - our sense of place

Integrity - our sense of purpose

Quality - our sense of ambition

Environment - our sense of responsibility

Community - our sense of belonging

More information on the Barossa Trust Mark can be found here

1994 Vintage Tasting notes

The wine has increased weight and body during the first four vintages and we believe that the 1994 vintage is our biggest and best yet. A reflection of a relatively dry season, this wine is bursting with intense Shiraz fruit flavours enhanced by two years in French and American oak hogsheads which have contributed subtle vanillin and coconut overtones.

“Dark and dangerous” , this Shiraz has the colour, tannin and acid structure to age for as long as 20years and we are sure you’ll appreciate cellaring it alongside your previous Turkey Flat vintages and enjoying its unfolding pleasures.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 1994 Shiraz - 'possesses outstanding purity and balance'

WINE SPECTATOR by Robert Parker - April 30, 1997

This dark ruby/purple-coloured wine offers up a big, earthy, peppery, sweet cassis-scented nose with attractive oak in the background. Tightly-knit, medium to full-bodies, moderately tannic, youthful, and exuberant, it possesses outstanding purity and balance. Give it 1-2 more years of cellaring to shed some of its tannin, and drink it over the following 10 years. Remarkably, the Shiraz vines utilized for this cuvee were planted in 1847!

THE ADVERTISER– Top 100 Wines November 20, 1996

Soft, elegant, smooth, clean, complex, wintergreen, violets, mint, vanillin – all the words are there on the sheet. Words you’d not much expect of a 145 year old, which this vineyard is. Miraculous! Rounded, long, beautiful – this is the vocab eastern wine hacks choke on, with our unique vinous heritage items so aged. They might wake up.
Rating: 89 Points. Drink: Now to 2008

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