Flat is more than just a vineyard and home of the best
Barossa wines, it is a family business that forms a
vital part of the regionís rich cultural history and
heritage. It was here, on the banks of Tanunda Creek
where bush turkeys once roamed, that pioneer Silesian
Johann Friedrich August Fiedler planted the first Shiraz
vines in 1847.
and twisted vines that Fiedler planted so long ago
are still a vital part of the equation because it
is the intense, concentrated fruit from these ancient
set Turkey Flat
wines apart and have made them sought after the world
fact that these vines still exist as some of the
Shiraz vines in the world is largely due to a far-sighted
quarantine scheme, in
the phylloxera outbreak which devastated the vineyards
of Europe, America and subsequently parts of Australia
in the late 1800ís.
the nose, you'll find dark
berry fruits, blackberries, kalamata olives, plums,
and black pepper. The palate is rich, persistent
and concentrated with flavors of blackberry, plums,
dark bitter chocolate and cedar,
with a fine, grape tannin finish.
95 Points - Robert Parker
"Cut from the same mold as the 2004, the spectacular 2005 Shiraz exhibits
an inkier purple color as well as a deeper, richer, more nuanced style. Cropped
at .8 tons of fruit per acre, which no doubt accounts for its awesome concentration,
it is even better than the 2004, and should be longer lived, evolving for 15
or more years."