Barossa is blessed with some fantastic old vines, many being Shiraz and Grenache which survived the vine-pull scheme of the 1980’s. Turkey Flat is one producer with a number of these old vines. The Turkey Flat 2013 Grenache is predominately sourced from 98 year old Grenache vines grown on the vineyard at Bethany.
On the nose its bright and fresh. Exhibiting more dark fruit, and ripe cherry aromas. Some earthiness in the background. Floral hints (lavender) waft around.
On the palate more juicy dark fruit, complementing the sweet spice. Nice herbal edge keeps it interesting. Generally quite fresh and juicy, with a gentle grippy tannins suggesting some ageing potential. Definitely see the Turkey Flat Grenache slightly chilled on a warm summers day with cured meats, black olives and some char-grilled vegetables.
Also check out the new release of the Turkey Flat 2013 Butcher Block Red.
Source: Provided by producer