Turkey Flat Shiraz (375ML half-bottle) 2005 Front Label
Turkey Flat Shiraz (375ML half-bottle) 2005 Front Label

Turkey Flat Shiraz (375ML half-bottle) 2005

  • RP95
  • WE94
  • WS91
375ML / 14.5% ABV
Other Vintages
  • WS92
  • RP93
  • WS90
  • WS91
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $9.99
Try the
21 99
9 99
Save $12.00 (55%)
Ships Thu, Aug 5
Limit 0 per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
375ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The 2005 vintage was generally mild with a long ripening period. A slightly warmer than the previous vintage, 2005 Shiraz is rich and dense. Extended time on skins has resulted in a firm tannin structure ensuring that this wine will improve with careful cellaring of up to 10 years.

Color: deep purple.

Nose: dark berry fruits, blackberries, kalamata olives, plums, & black pepper.

Palate: rich, persistent & concentrated with flavors of blackberry, plums, dark bitter chocolate & cedar with a fine, grape tannin finish.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2005 Shiraz exhibits an inkier purple colour as well as a deeper, richer, more nuanced style. Cropped at .8 ton 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 years.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast
Owner/winemaker Peter Schulz has taken a little-known page from Hermitage, using a small amount of Marsanne to add a rich, glyceric mouthfeel to this impressively endowed wine. Savory, spicy notes give complexity to the ripe blackberry fruit flavors, which linger elegantly on the finish, couched in soft tannins. Drink now–2020.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Smooth, polished and distinctive for its sassafras- and cardamom-scented blackberry flavors, lingering against refined tannins as the finish sails on. Best from 2009 through 2017.
View More
Turkey Flat

Turkey Flat Vineyards

View all products
Turkey Flat Vineyards, Australia
Turkey 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 region’s rich cultural history and heritage. It was here, on the banks of Tanunda Creek where bush turkeys once roamed, that pioneer Salesian settler Johann Friedrich August Fiedler planted the first Shiraz vines in 1843. His vines flourished and the land – Section One, in the Hundred of Moorooroo – was bought in 1865 by Gottlieb Ernst Schulz, a successful butcher who established a thriving retail business among the vines. Butchering developed into dairying, but the vineyards were always kept, until Peter, a fourth generation Schulz, and his wife, Christie, made the transition from grape growing to winemaking. They transformed the historic bluestone butchers shop into the cellar door and heart of their Turkey Flat wine business, and made sure that the vines that Fiedler planted so long ago, now gnarled and twisted, are still a vital part of the process. And with good reason, for it is the intense, concentrated fruit from these ancient vines that set Turkey Flat wines apart and have made them sought after the world over.
Image for Barossa Valley Wine Barossa, Australia content section

Barossa Valley Wine

Barossa, Australia

View all products

Historically and presently the most important wine-producing region of Australia, the Barossa Valley is set in the Barossa zone of South Australia, where more than half of the country’s wine is made. Because the climate is very hot and dry, vineyard managers work diligently to ensure grapes reach the perfect levels of phenolic ripeness.

The intense heat is ideal for plush, bold reds, particularly Shiraz on its own or Rhône Blends. Often Shiraz and Cabernet partner up for plump and powerful reds.

While much less prevalent, light-skinned varieties such as Riesling, Viognier or Semillon produce vibrant Barossa Valley whites.

Most of Australia’s largest wine producers are based here and Shiraz plantings date back as far as the 1850s or before. Many of them are dry farmed and bush trained, still offering less than one ton per acre of inky, intense, purple juice.

Image for Syrah / Shiraz Wine content section
View all products

Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah makes an intense, powerful and often age-worthy red. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah achieves its maximum potential in the steep village of Hermitage and plays an important component in the Red Rhône Blends of the south, adding color and structure to Grenache and Mourvèdre. Syrah is the most widely planted grape of Australia and is important in California and Washington. Sommelier Secret—Such a synergy these three create together, the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre trio often takes on the shorthand term, “GSM.”

PIN117569_2005 Item# 102870

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 7/31/2021. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, Picked by Wine.com subscriptions, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order. Offer valid subject to state law limitations.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...