WINE SPECTATOR, 15th June 2001
Dripping with ripe cherry and exotic spice flavors, with polished tannins supporting the rich palate, this delivers typical Barossa character but manages to find some restraint on the finish. Drink now through 2008. 2,000 cases made. Rating: 91 Points.
EPICURE WINE – 25 of the best Ralph Kyte-Powell November 21, 2000
We hear a lot about "old vines" these days, but few come older in Australia (or anywhere else) than Turkey Flat’s Barossa Shiraz plot. Planted in 1847 these old-timers produce a red of extraordinary depth and concentration. It’s ripe and warm, and oak thankfully takes a back seat.
THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN Halliday’s Top 100 – November 25-26, 2000
One of the South Australian icons, to be sure, and fulfills the promise of the 1998 vintage. A marvelously elegant example of very old vine (up to 150 years) Shiraz, fragrant and scented aromas of berry earth and spice with a meer veneer of oak, and an effortlessly powerful palate in the same flavour spectrum. Drink 2001-20. Food: Smoked Kangaroo. Rating: 94 Points.