2017 Rosé - one of the best.
James Halliday 94 points.
“Pale salmon-crimson. Bursting to impress on both the nose and in the mouth. Raspberries, strawberries, anise and dried spice, a cut of apple-like acidity ramping the freshness further. 100% Barossa Valley. 100% delicious. They could give a money-back guarantee on this and never have to refund a cent.”
Wine Front 93 points.
Surprised to see this hit the WF pages so late in the season, and, shock horror, a $1 increase on RRP! That buck is likely going into the ‘proper’ winemaking going on in this wine, or at least, the elevation in quality, and decrease in reliance on sugar. I read somewhere that this is the driest version of TF Rose yet. Might be hearsay, but it’s in print now right here. Anyway, a good yardstick in bottle shops from here to Kingdom Come.
Deeelicious. Easy drink. Dry as a autumn leaves. Prickles of spice amongst crisp, red berry fruitiness. A nice chalky edge to fine tannins. Good length. Squirt of grapefruity freshness to close and keep the mouthwatering. There’s so much to like here. No brainer. Quality rose from the get go.
Mike Bennie-The Wine Front.
Reliably good year after year, this is, quite simply, one of the best dry savoury rosés to be found in Australia. Made from 100% grenache fruit grown in the Barossa Valley, this has for several years been one of the style leaders as rosé transitioned from curiosity to mainstream. The back label tells the story: "Simply a light, crisp and beautifully aromatic wine that is best served chilled." Match it will anything from seared tuna to a Lebanese mezze platter.
"More elegant than ever, Turkey Flat's largest and most famous child is prettier and paler than ever, lacking nothing in exuberance of strawberry and raspberry fruit, culminating in a lick of succulent sweetness that won't mind a decent chill."