Turkey Flat Butcher's Block Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvèdre 2009, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Gsm GSM
South Australia, Australia

$19.95 (90241)

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January 21, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

This Rhone style mix of shiraz, grenache and mourvèdre, a traditional blended red of Australia’s Barossa Valley, is...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This deeply coloured red has a generous, lifted nose of blackberry jam, violets, raw meat, vanilla and pepper. It's...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Seriously, it is with such rarity nowadays that I come across a well-made, acceptably priced Aussie SGM that I’d...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Sweet, jammy fruit and high-toned aromatic notes; almost salty palate and average length and depth. Decent...

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Community Reviews (4)

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Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Tasted April 2012.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium ruby in colour with medium+ intensity in the nose.

Positives: A very nice aromatic nose featuring carnations, peppers (red, black & white), nutmeg, cinnamon, blackberry, raspberry, plums & cedar. The taste isn't as pronounced as the nose, but that's not necessary a bad thing. The tasting notes are plums, raspberry, peppers (red, black & white), eucalyptus, cardamom, arugula with dandelion greens and young artichokes on the finish. Medium to full body, good acidity, medium to low tannins & high alcohol.

Negatives: The high alcohol is quite noticeable along with a bitterness.

Drink now on its own or pair with BBQ baby ribs.

Tasted: 27 Jan 12

Score: 8+/10, Value: 9/10, Total: 17.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3

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