Turkey Flat Barossa Valley Grenache 2018
97 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINT RATED RAY JORDAN & GOLD BAROSSA WINE SHOW
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- 97 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 95 POINT RATED RAY JORDAN
- 94 POINT RATED GARY WALSH THE WINE FRONT
- GOLD MEDAL WINNER BAROSSA WINE SHOW 2019
- LISTED IN JAMES HALLIDAY'S TOP 100 WINES OF 2019
- WINNER OF JIMMY WATSON TROPHY IN 2017
Mark Bulman has made Grenache his signature varietal after taking over full control of winemaking at Turkey Flat in 2010. Under his direction this remains respectful to our past tradition of making Grenache into a fine wine, while moving seamlessly into a more refined, contemporary style. The wine was fermented with 15% whole bunch with half the remaining stems also included in the ferment. Maturation took place in a combination of neutral oak Foudre and neutral oak puncheons. The resulting wine shows beautiful floral and spiced aromatics, bright fruit that fills out into more complex spiced and savoury characteristics, and strong tannins that will ensure longevity
97 Point Rated - James Halliday Wine Companion
"The wine is predominantly sourced from estate vines planted over 100 years ago. It's been treated with total respect in the winery, matured in used oak without any additions other than SO2. Extraordinary value for a wine with decades ahead."
95 Point Rated - Ray Jordan The West Australian
“Beautiful ripe and opulent style of grenache. It’s quite high in alcohol but it expresses with an effortless easiness. Has a steely fine tannin structure. Has firmish, slightly grippy tannins and stems are added to provide structure in much the same way as pinot noir. Energy in the palate. Lifted red fruits. Brilliant colour, too. Excellent wine.”
94 Point Rated - Gary Walsh The Wine Front
"Sweet brown spices, liquorice, tea leaf, blackberry, raspberry. Medium bodied, firm grained almost Nebbiolo tannin, savoury flavours, certainly tea and bergamot, red and black fruits. Structure and interest. Quite a different style here. Seems like the exuberance of Barossa Grenache has been tamed to deliver a more adult expression? Very nice."
Highly Rated - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Big colour and nose, with alcohol showing and some almost prune-like notes. Some green herbs. The wine is big and bold, raunchy and full-bodied, with masses of slightly sappy tannin and a grippy, slightly hot finish. A mid-palate dip. A rather clumsy wine but it has a lot of guts and presence."
Gold MedalBarossa Wine Show 2019
Turkey Flat has more than 25 years experience in making Grenache. This older variety for South Australia has a natural home in the Barossa, although respect for the variety as a maker of fine wine has only recently been achieved. It has been an important part of the Turkey Flat range since 1992. The 2018 growing season was long, hot and dry leading to a slightly early, low yielding vintage. The wines from the 2018 vintage are fruit rich, well coloured and of substance. The vintage will be remembered for producing wines that reflect the generosity for which has made the Barossa famous and a reminder of just how well Grenache flourishes in hardy conditions.
Barossa Valley, Sotuh Australia
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