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Turkey Flat 'Butchers Block' GSM 2018

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A beautifully soft, savoury and complex red. Lots of red and black fruits, chocolate, plums, herbs, cloves and fine tannins. A lovely ‘welcome home’ glass which goes very nicely with dinner too.
Turkey Flat 'Butchers Block' GSM
Wine Specs
Variety
Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro
Vintage
2018
Winery
Winemaker
Mark Bulman
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2028
Bling
2 x Gold Medals, 94pts James Sucking, 93pts James Halliday
Alcohol %
14.5
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
It’s no secret that Turkey Flat tend some of the oldest vines in the world… Shiraz planted in 1847. When these were being planted, convicts were still being transported to Australia, the Eureka rebellion was still 7 years off and the first World War a staggering 67 years away. That’s some seriously old vines! It’s just possible that your great, great, great, great, great, great grandies might have had a cheeky mug or two off them. It’s pretty sad that these vines could well have been grubbed out in the 70’s when fruit was being sold below the cost of production, shiraz grapes were being used in muffin production or being carbon fined to remove the red colouring and pressed into white wine production. Enter the State Government vine pull scheme which offered to pay growers to remove vineyards. Current owner Christie Schulz stepped into the fray at this point, taking a significant financial risk to purchase the vineyard and land (from another Schulz) and released their first Shiraz under the Turkey Flat label in 1990. 20 odd vintages on and Turkey Flat’s Shiraz has a brilliant reputation for exceptional quality and age ability and consistently garners big scores and accolades. The last half dozen vintages have averaged 96 points from James Halliday. Turkey Flat is also widely regarded as producing one of the best and most consistent blends of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro and one of Australia’s best and most consistent Roses.
Barossa Valley, SA

Region

Barossa Valley, SA

Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regi ...
Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. Warm and dry, it is renowned for producing the distinctive Barossa Shiraz, a full-bodied red with notes of chocolate and spice. The valleys and sloping hills create several temperature ranges. But in summer, take it from us: it's just plain hot. The soils range from clay and loam in the cooler areas to the classically South Australian sand and red-brown loam in the valleys. Irrigation is often required, but with water supply an increasing problem, many growers are practicing dryland farming, relying on what falls from the sky and clings from night fog. Coupl ... Read Full Article
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Barossa Valley, SA
Barossa Valley, SA

Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. Warm and dry, it is renowned for producing the distinctive Barossa Shiraz, a full-bodied red with notes of chocolate and spice. The valleys and sloping hills create several temperature ranges. But in summer, take it from us: it's just plain hot.

The soils range from clay and loam in the cooler areas to the classically South Australian sand and red-brown loam in the valleys. Irrigation is often required, but with water supply an increasing problem, many growers are practicing dryland farming, relying on what falls from the sky and clings from night fog. Couple this with the number of very old vines in the region (which produce limited quantities of grapes), and the result is fruit with deeply concentrated flavour which quickly ripen. A great foundation for some of the world's most acclaimed reds.

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