WINEWISE - Volume 25 Number 1, April 2009
Here's yet another delightful regional red which is rich and firm, but balanced, showing fragrant aromatics with more than a dash of licorice. Mouthfilling and very much alive.
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE - Issue 181, February 2009
The 2006 Shiraz is a glass-coating opaque purple colour with an aromatic array of pain grille, pencil lead, smoke, espresso, and blueberry. Layered on the palate, it has outstanding grip, savoury black fruit flavours, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. It will continue to unwind for several years and offer a drinking window extending from 2012-2022. Rating: 91 Points
AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2009 James Halliday
Dense deep purple-crimson; a sumptuously rich cascade of black fruits and some Christmas cake spices, yet miraculously retains elegance thanks to restraint in winemaking. Oh for a screw cap. Rating: 96 Points
THE ADELAIDE REVIEW - HOT 100, 2008
Turkey Flat's 2006 is a wine still very much in the making, as are many wines from this excellent but slow developing vintage. Bright ripe red and dark berry fruits, the palate carries sinewy richness and raw muscular tannins that will settle in time. This is cruising slowly but surely along to greatness, so cellaring is a must.
THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN - 19/7/2008 James Halliday
The just released 2006 Turkey Flat Shiraz has to be one of the best value top-quality red wines in the country. It has a track record of excellence, a recent tasting of the 99, 01, 02, and 04 all supporting a minimum 10 to 15 years life span. It has superb texture and structure, with velvety tannins supporting an array of black fruits plus a touch of licorice. With a true alcohol content of 14.5 per cent, it is a perfect paradigm of what Barossa Valley Shiraz should be. (96 points)
WINE PRESS - Tyson Stelzer, August 2008
Drinking this wine is like being in the drivers seat of an Audi R8 on a windy coastal road - without your wife in the passengers seat. Sheer power and control.
THE ADVERTISER - TOP 100 WINES November 2008
The Barossa in full swing here with essential dark fruit and creamy oak characters bringing some exciting licorice aromatics to the fore, again the trademark spice of the variety working its magic building a very smart, juicy Shiraz which fills out the mouth with good youthful acidity and persistence. Plenty of interest on the drinkability scale. 93 Points.
ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE – Issue 173, October 2007
Twenty percent of the 2006 Shiraz was sourced from vines planted in 1847 and was aged in French oak, 15% new. It offers aromas of smoke, cedar, bacon, blueberry, and blackberry. This leads to a voluptuous, full-flavoured Shiraz with enough structure to evolve for 6-8 years. Rip, sweet, and very lengthy, it should provide superb drinking through 2026. Rating: 91-94 Points