The Turkey Flat Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018 offers an opaque black dark red colour with a deep bright dark red hue. On the nose there is plum, licorice, blueberry, vanillin cedar, clove and light pepper. The palate is of medium to full-bodied weight, with blueberry, dried herbs, vanillin cedar and white peppar abundant. It is of medium length, with silky tannins and fresh acidity,
38% new French oak, 15% whole bunches. Ground coffee, ripe plum/redcurrant and blackberry flavours sweep confidently through the palate, chicory and sweet earth characters carried along for the ride. It's not flashy or necessarily seductive, but it's the most impeccable Barossa shiraz you could ever hope to find. It will mature beautifully.
Dark brooding wine, with glimmers of raspberry, clove and toast, subdued perfume, and dried beef. It’s full-bodied, tannin is firm and tightly packed, some tobacco and toast, but kind of locked up as a young wine. Acidity is settled, and there’s something like boysenberry freshness hiding in the darkness. It’s pretty long, grainy and full to close. It feels like a wine with a big future.