The Turkey Flat vineyards and winery are now situated on the historic Section One property in the centre of the Barossa. The Schulz family became owners of the Turkey Flat property in around 1865 and while they continued to tend the ancient vineyard, they also developed a thriving butchers business.
The Butchers Block is a traditional Barossa blend made with grapes selected from the Turkey Flat vineyards, including some from the original old vine plantings. It is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvédre (Mataro), with the proportions of each variety varying from vintage to vintage.
The 2014 Butchers Block Red has an attractive colour & uplifting bouquet of dark plums, rose & sweet spice. The Shiraz brings a classic element of spice and blackcurrant to the palate followed by Grenache’s typical raspberry, cherry combination. Mataro is the spine of the blend, adding supportive tannin & fragrance.
A 48/28/24% blend of shiraz, grenache and mataro. Without question one of the best Barossa Valley examples of this blend, synergy its hallmark as it brings its array of red berries, plum, blackberry/cherry flavours onto the stage, emphatically leaving confection behind. Great value. Rating: 94 Points; Drink by: 2025; Price: $20.00; Date Tasted: April 2016; Alcohol: 14.4%; James Halliday Wine Companion
Such a good style of wine. Smoke, meat and (almost exaggerated) dry spice notes run headlong into raspberry, black cherry and anise. Life, lift, savouriness and guts. Aftertaste of warm saltbush. At the dinner table or by itself; it just works. No hesitation on this one. Drink : 2015 - 2021; Rated : 91 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
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