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!