Around South Australia you get to experience a broad range of the GSM/SGM styles of wine. Each consistent with the theme, but also incredibly varied. Some are obviously Grenache dominant, with its bright red medium weight fruit. While others Shiraz dominant, darker tones and a little more body weight. So its always a please to see each winemakers take on the theme.
The Turkey Flat 2013 Butchers Block Red (48% Shiraz, 28% Grenache, 24% Mataro) once again over delivers for the price. On the nose there’s a combination of warm earth and old fashioned roses. Some savoury elements which I often see in Turkey Flat wines. Hints of ripe strawberry, and warm Indian spice.
On the palate blackcurrent, cassis, fennel seed/liquorice (which I often see in the Turkey Flat Shiraz). Its dark and brooding, but still with a lightness of touch consistent with the style. The sympathetic tannins don’t get in the way, and maintain a supporting role.
Source: Provided by producer