On the banks of Tanunda Creek, in the heart of the Barossa where wild bush turkeys once roamed, grow Shiraz vines from 1847, some of the oldest planted in Australia, and indeed the world. These vines, propagated from cuttings brought to Australia from Hermitage Hill in the Rhône Valley in the 1830s remain a productive part of Turkey Flat’s vineyards. Despite having just completed their 169th vintage, they continue to produce truly exceptional grapes. Turkey Flat Vineyards is a family-owned estate that forms a vital part of the Barossa Valley’s rich cultural heritage.
Named in honour of the family’s original use for the building that now houses the Cellar Door, the 2020 Butchers Block Shiraz is a modern, fresh and fruit driven wine. Source blocks were selected for spice and lift, representing a fresher and more layered version of ‘Barossa Valley shiraz’. 15% whole bunch used to increase spice and structure, with 100% old oak allowing fruit to take the fore.
A thrilling wine that leaps from the glass with instant rapport. A mediumbodied palate with juicy dark berry fruits, blueberries, violets, graphite and flint, held together with fine, supple tannins. Smooth & delicious. Best enjoyed with a leg of lamb or cheeses such as Ossau Iraty.