Ive always penchant for the relatively more restrained styles of Shiraz [and tweed jackets with leather elbow patches]. So its always interesting to see the Turkey Flat house style continue along the more elegant Barossa Shiraz route. Although potentially a little richer than the 2012, it still sits in the slightly more than medium bodied range. Vintage 2013 had a dry winter which led into a hot and low rainfall summer, creating a low yielding, early and short vintage.
On the nose there is the typical liquorice, ripe red strawberry/raspberry fruit, and more sweet spice in the background. On the palate the Turkey Flat Shiraz shows dusty fennel seeds and Indian spices, complement ripe dark plum. All round quite rich and generous but in no way forced. Supportive tannins suggest great drinking ahead (15+ years). After several hours of being open it really started to show what it can do.
Also check out the new release of the Turkey Flat 2013 Butcher Block Red.
Source: Provided by producer