98 Points | Top 100 Wines 2023 - James Halliday
Turkey Flat Shiraz comfortably sits among the top bracket of Barossa Valley Shiraz and still sells for a fraction of the price of many other highly regarded examples. Owned by the Schultz family since 1870, Turkey Flat continue to be proud custodians of some of the world's oldest Shiraz vines (planted in 1847).
The 2020 Turkey Flat Shiraz represents the 31st release of Turkey Flat Shiraz, which again delivers another generous example of the popular Barossa style. This is loaded with plenty of blackberry, boysenberry and dark chocolate flavours, which are supported by subtle toasty oak. Recently rated 98 Points by James Halliday, this is another top-line Barossa Shiraz that will only strengthen the reputation of this iconic producer.
"98 Points. The so-so 2020 vintage had its problems, but the ancient (1847 planted) vines provided the backbone of this ultra-elegant, medium-bodied, French-oaked shiraz. It's perfect texture and balance nullify the vintage challenge. $55. 14.1% alcohol. Drink to 2045".- James Halliday, Top 100 Wines 2023, The Weekend Australian.
"94 Points. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more sinewy Barossa shiraz. This wine is ripe and even fruit-driven but it’s not plush or thick or even dense. It’s medium in weight, smoky, twiggy, red berried as much as black, and carries a Lillee-like necklace of tannin that is so long that it dangles right back through the wine, almost to the start. I’m tempted now to say that you could easily yank this wine’s chain, but that doesn’t make sense, so I won’t. The point is that we have a nebbiolo- like expression of Barossa shiraz here, and a balanced one, and a gently reductive one, and one indeed of high interest. It will be fascinating to see how it develops. Tasted: Nov23 14.1% alc. $55 Screwcap Drink: 2024 - 2032+"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
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