Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2015

Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2015

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.8%

"Freakish Value" | 94 Points - James Halliday

One of the Barossa Valley's finest wineries, Turkey Flat are currently in red hot form even by their lofty standards. Their 2016 Turkey Flat Grenache was a worthy recipient of the 2017 Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show, and the overall quality of their wines across the board has arguably never been higher.  

This 2015 Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red is a classic Barossa blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvédre that offers the great drinkability and value for money this wine has become famous for.

"94 Points. 51% shiraz, 38% grenache, 11% mataro from 15-17yo vines. Given the provenance, is freakish value, its quality simply underlying the that fact. It has purple and black fruits sewn together by firm tannins that add to the length of the wine (and its structure). I wouldn't hesitate to cellar the wine for 15+ years). Screwcap. 14.8% alc. To 2030. Special Value" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2018.

"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.

"Best Buy Wines $20 And Under. Given their track record of reliability and quality, Turkey Flat's wines offer good value across the board; their excellent varietal grenache and mataro (two of the Barossa's best) sit around $30, as does their superb fortified Pedro Ximenez. But the Butcher's Block - a blend of shiraz, grenache and mataro - is particularly well-priced, especially so as it's from the generously- flavoured 2015 vintage; lots of squishy black bramble fruit, held in check by lovely supple tannins." - Max Allen, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, April/ May 2017.

"I don’t have the exact percentages but it’s a Barossa blend of shiraz, grenache and mataro. It’s right in the zone. It’s an attractive blend of red and black berried fruit flavours, teamed beautifully with anise, leather and those dried, almost rusty spice characters so common in Barossa reds. It’s balanced, it’s ripe, it’s warm but not excessively so. Or not distractingly so. In short, it drinks like a charm, and has plenty of regional character. Rated: 90 Points Tasted: Sep16 Alcohol: 14.8% Price: $20 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2016 - 2021"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

"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.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Turkey Flat owns five vineyards spread over a radius of 20km from Bethany in the south, Ebenezer in the north, Stonewell in the west, with other vineyards in the east. They cover four very different sub-regions and give them the ability to blend the attributes of each subregion into their wines.

Turkey Flat firmly believe winemaking begins in the vineyard, as a result they spend a great deal of time managing vine vigour, controlling shoot growth as well as shoot and bunch thinning. This helps to reduce yields and open up the vines to let in the sunlight.

Turkey Flat are not industrial winemakers and try at all times to keep the winemaking process simple and traditional, to not interfere with the true expression of the vineyard.
South Australia
Barossa Valley
"The Butchers Block is a traditional Barossa blend made with grapes selected from the Turkey Flat vineyards, including some from the original old vine plantings. It is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvédre (Mataro), with the proportions of each variety varying from vintage to vintage. Like medals at a children's sporting event, when we blend a wine we like each parcel to have recognition; its own chance to feel proud of its contribution to the team. Here, each varietal is vinified & aged individually in French oak barrels before the final blending process. Shiraz adds the generous mouthfeel, Grenache the spice and cherry-like sweetness and Mourvèdre the backbone, savoury edge and fragrance. Balance is crucial, each varietal's contribution is evident yet nothing competes for your attention." - Turkey Flat Wines.

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