Hard to believe there's a portion of this wine sourced from 150yr estate owned vines. At this price? What? Named in honour of the family’s original use for the building that now houses the Cellar Door.
Hard to believe there's a portion of this wine sourced from 150yr estate owned vines. At this price? What?
Named in honour of the family’s original use for the building that now houses the Cellar Door, the Butchers Block Red is a 50/41/9 blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro.
"Total disassociation from all previous Turkey Flat labels is hard to fathom. It's an entry point wine, but that still doesn't answer the question. And it's not as if the quality of this reflects adversely against that of its peers. It's complex, relaxed, medium-bodied, its black fruits playing the game." 94pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
"It’s something of a golden year for Grenache and blends from the Barossa Valley. This is not released as yet, so forewarned and all that. My forearms are quite slender, as it happens. Dark cherries, black raspberry, liquorice and spice. Full of flavour, but less than full-bodied, chocolate, earth and spice, succulence and depth, fine almost brick dust tannin, a bit of a ‘mineral’ feel, and very good length. Something like black forest cake flavour in the aftertaste, and other things too, of course. What a bargain." 94pts - Gary Walshe - WineFront
Where this wine comes from - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s best-known wine region and there’s a good reason why. The wines certainly live up to their international reputation, particularly Barossa Shiraz. With long, warm summers, the region produces full-bodied styles with power and panache. The reds are rich and luscious in their youth with dark-berried flavours, fruit intensity and fine-grained tannins, which mature gracefully with time in the cellar. But there’s more to the region than Shiraz. Grenache and Mourvèdre do more than play a supporting role in GSM blends, they’re standing on their own two feet as single varietal wines. And with a new school of winemakers at the helm, the region is in good hands for a long and healthy future.