Large bottle 2015 turkey flat shiraz btm

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

2005 Vintage Tasting notes

The 2005 vintage was generally mild with a long ripening period. A slightly warmer than the previous vintage, 2005 Shiraz is rich and dense. Extended time on skins has resulted in a firm tannin structure ensuring that this wine will improve with careful cellaring of up to 10 years.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 2005 Shiraz - 'Simply classic restraint'

AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2008 James Halliday

Bright purple-red, replete with dark fruits ranging through, blackberry, plum, prune and a dash of licorice; very focused and controlled; no artifice or exaggeration, simply classic restraint. Rating: 95 points

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE - Issue 167 October 2006

The 2005 Shiraz exhibits an inkier purple colour as well as a deeper, richer, more nuanced style. Cropped at .8 ton of fruit per acre, which no doubt accounts for its awesome concentration, it is even better than the 2004 and should be longer lived, evolving for 15 years. Rating: 94 Points.

Posted on

09/11/2012

Release history

Vintage Format
2016 750ml bottle $50.00
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1.5L magnum $120.00
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