Large bottle 2015 turkey flat shiraz btm

If you’re looking for first class, traditionally styled, Barossa shiraz, this release from Turkey Flat is the perfect ‘go to’.

It’s toasty, malty, beautifully blackberried and rich, the deliciousness factor from start to finish (very) high. To boot, it has both the inherent structure and balance to keep it at a high level for a good long time. This is Turkey Flat Shiraz in exactly the form you’d like to see it. Plum, kirsch, cream and cocoa characters are all nothing if not seductive. Licks of oak are perfectly applied. Fruit is dark and satisfying. Redcurrant and spice notes are there, but as bit players. It’s Barossa shiraz, fighting fit.

95 points

Campbell Mattinson.

The WineFront

Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front

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

2015 Vintage Tasting notes

Generous, plush and rich on the palate, the 2015 over delivers in every quarter. Mark’s understated hand has crafted this wine from its beginnings in our 1847 Bethany vineyard, with select parcels from the Stonewell block to create a wine of presence, power and structure.

Wood spice,

fresh cassis

black pepper.

Download: Tasting notes and info pack.

Reviews and Awards

2015 Turkey Flat Shiraz - one of the greatest yet

"From a backbone of some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world, planted in 1847 on Bethany Road, this is one of the greatest Turkey Flat releases yet. Mark Bulman has taken this estate to new heights and this wine is the barometer. It's deep in colour yet vibrant, loaded with dense black fruits and black pepper, framed in finely structured yet commanding tannins. Patience. 95 points."

Tyson Stelzer

The Barossa Mag - Summer 2017/18

Posted on

19/12/2017

2015 Shiraz - a touch of hedonism

Deep, dark colour with a trace of purple; the bouquet sweetly ripe and rich, with lush fruit and abundant ripeness. Pepper and clove also. A dash of star anise. The wine is full-bodied and ample with generous fruit sweetness backed up by savoury tannins, which are supple. The flavour is rich and generous and there is a touch of hedonism about it. Very good.

93 points

Huon Hooke.

Posted on

08/09/2017

2015 Shiraz - bloody brilliant!

Turkey Flat Vineyards in the Barossa Valley is currently celebrating its 170th Anniversary, something that only a handful of Australia’s 2,468 wineries have been able to do. To celebrate this amazing milestone they are having a very special dinner on [Saturday] evening and will be trotting out some of their finest, special wines to be enjoyed along with a meal from one of Adelaide’s hottest restaurants, Africola

I have been a long-term fan of the Turkey Flat wines, from its Barossa Valley White (Marsanne/Viogner/Roussanne) through to the Butchers Block Red (Shiraz/Grenache/Mataro).

The Shiraz is also awesome and is made from grapes grown on very, very old vines, it is oak fermented and given extraordinary TLC (tender loving care).

The current release 2015 Turkey Flat Shiraz has a lovely depth of bright, vibrant purple colour, alluring aromas of plums and vanillin oak.
On the palate it is big, rich and powerful yet smooth with delightful layers of flavour, great texture and a long, lingering finish. An outstanding Shiraz that just needs a bit of time to continue developing and become mellow and sublime. Bloody Brilliant!!

P.S: If you want another brilliant experience, try the Turkey Flat NV Pedro Ximènez (375ml) – a look back at the days when fortifieds were “King of Australia’s Wines” – Divine!! Cheers!

Dan Traucki

Posted on

04/09/2017

2015 Shiraz - first class

If you’re looking for first class, traditionally styled, Barossa shiraz, this release from Turkey Flat is the perfect ‘go to’.

It’s toasty, malty, beautifully blackberried and rich, the deliciousness factor from start to finish (very) high. To boot, it has both the inherent structure and balance to keep it at a high level for a good long time. This is Turkey Flat Shiraz in exactly the form you’d like to see it. Plum, kirsch, cream and cocoa characters are all nothing if not seductive. Licks of oak are perfectly applied. Fruit is dark and satisfying. Redcurrant and spice notes are there, but as bit players. It’s Barossa shiraz, fighting fit.

95 points

Campbell Mattinson.

The WineFront

Posted on

29/08/2017

2015 Shiraz - a terrific wine from go to whoah

Deep crimson purple, this smells super with its aromas of briary dark fruits together with a little cedar/vanillin from the beautifully handled oak (the wine was matured in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads). There is an old vine creaminess to the palate which manages to be rich and concentrated but supremely balanced at the same time. A terrific wine from go to whoah.

-Phillip Rich.

Halliday Wine Companion 2018

95 points

Posted on

03/08/2017

Release history

Vintage Format
2016 750ml bottle $50.00
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Limit of 24
2015 Sold out.
1.5L magnum $120.00
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Limit of 6
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2014 Sold out.
1.5L magnum $120.00 Currently Unavailable
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