Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red is a long time favourite of ours; consistently delivering a delicious rendition of the classic Barossa blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro.
The 2015 Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red has only recently been released but has already drawn plenty of praise for its super value and easy- drinking style; at under $20 we expect this to again fly out the door.
Also featured in this edition is a high quality Clare Valley Riesling from Wilson, a benchmark Aussie Mataro from Torbreck, along with the sensational newly released Dalwhinnie 2014 vintage reds.
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"Delicious wine, and quite decadent" - Huon Hooke
Butchers Block is a traditional Barossa blend made with grapes selected from the Turkey Flat vineyards, including some from the original old vine plantings. This 2015 Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red is another classic Barossa blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvédre that offers the great drinkability and value for money it's become synonymous for.
"Deep red/purple, bright colour, with a walnut, dry spice, dusty aroma. It's medium to full-bodied and softly textured, with good fleshiness and abundant supple tannins. There is density and richness here, with some licorice notes and abundant alcohol without hotness. A generously proportioned shiraz-based red. Delicious wine, and quite decadent. Outstanding value for money."- Huon Hooke, www.huonhooke.com.
"The Turkey Flat 'Butchers Block' 2015 Shiraz Grenache Mataro (Barossa Valley) is ready to drink and rearing to go. No, it is not a thin, watery wine. It has a beautiful depth of purple colour, a lovely brambly, rich Barossan-nose, and a smooth, elegant, mid-weight body that makes the palate go YUM! YUM! It is a gloriously well-balanced and structured wine that you can drink right now either on its own or with food - BUT wait, there’s more!! If like me you have a degree of patience, you can park it away in the cupboard or cellar for a while (12-24 months and 3-5 years respectively) and it will reward your patience by improving and rounding out to be a sublime wine. With an RRP of just $20 for a truly great Barossa blend, you just can’t go wrong. A sensational sip, slurp & swallow!"- Dan Traucki, www.wineassist.com.au.
Under $20 Bargain Wines - Tony Love | "Delicious" - Gary Walsh
The Wilson family established its vineyard at Polish Hill River in 1974, in the ensuing years it has established a reputation as one of the finest exponents of the ever-popular Clare Valley Riesling.
The newly released 2016 Wilson Watervale Riesling delivers powerful aromas of freshly cut grass leading to a zippy palate, with fine citrus flavours and slatey, minerally undertones - another classic Clare Riesling from Wilson.
"If you’re looking for genuine value in Australian white wine, this is an indication of what amazing treats you’ll find. Fruit from a band of vineyards at the east of Clare’s hallowed Watervale sub-region offers all the variety’s hallmark delights: attractive lime, leaf and cordial aromas that spill into the tasting, all couched with a citrus-pithy mouthfeel, lip-smackingly fresh yet with a fulfilling depth of character overall." - Tony Love, Under $20 Bargain Wines, The Advertiser, March 23, 2017.
"This is the best Wilson Watervale I’ve had in recent years. I’m off to taste (blind) some 70 2016 Clare Rieslings this week, I think. Lavender, lime and apple with a touch of smokiness. Juicy flavour, juicy acidity, light chalk dust texture, ripe limey length. There’s an intriguing kind of liquorice root flavour through the wine, though that could just be me. Goes now. Delicious. Rated: 92 Points Tasted: Dec.16 Alcohol: 12% Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2016 - 2026" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
"96 Points | A lovely wine at a bargain basement price" - James Halliday
Paxton of the McLaren Vale is one of Australia's leading biodynamic wineries, managing all their vineyards without synthetic fertilisers or pesticides in order to promote healthy soils. The high quality of the Paxton wine speaks volumes of the meticulous care taken in both the vineyard and winery.
Paxton's 'AAA' is always one of our most popular wines each year and the 2015 vintage is again in fine form. A sensational blend of Shiraz and Grenache, packed with flavours of soft juicy cherries, chocolate and a savoury texture that makes it a real crowd pleaser.
"96 Points. A 65/35% blend, matured in French barriques. Complex, rich and layered, black and red fruits provide the mosaic of flavours. The tannin and oak management can’t be faulted. A lovely wine at a bargain basement price.14% alc, screwcap. drink to 2030, $25" - James Halliday, The Weekend Australia, April 1, 2017.
"A Cracking Drink" - Mike Bennie
We recently tasted the 2015 Torbreck 'Kyloe' Mataro in a line-up of Torbreck’s premium Barossa reds, some of which sell for well in excess of $100 a bottle. As a drink-now proposition, this wine was a clear standout; shining with it’s lifted perfumed aromas, gentle approachability and impressive depth and length of flavour.
This is fast gaining a reputation as one of Australia’s leading examples of Mataro, and is re-defining the way many (ourselves included) think about this widely planted variety.
“This is a cracking drink. All dark berry fruit, game meat, lavender, fennel and pepper in perfume. Shows some Torbreck-like slickness in texture, a smooth, even glide across the mouth in palate staining mulberry, black olive and sweet spice, with a twist of green herbs and saline acidity to finish. Feels fresh and lively while offering dark fruitiness through and through. Nice juiciness too. Neat drinking, really good stuff. Rated: 92 Points Tasted: MAR17 Alcohol: 14.5% Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2017 - 2025”- Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.