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

1998 Vintage Tasting notes

The intensity and concentration of this wine is a reflection of the excellent growing conditions of the 1998 vintage.

True to reputation, the '98 is a wickedly dark, plummy wine, with a nose of spicy black cherries and espresso. Chocolate, spice and ripe plums fill out the palate. The flavours persist with soft, firm tannins, suggesting a long cellaring potential.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 1998 Shiraz - 'marvelously elegant'

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.

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