"Freakish Value" | 94 Points - James Halliday
Bonus copy of 2018 Halliday Wine Companion with any 12 bottles purchased of selected wines
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.
"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.