Turkey Flat Rose 2009 (Barossa Valley, SA)
$22, Screwcap, %?
Perhaps its wrong of me to do so, but I had a quite serious look at this, which perhaps might be a little too serious judging by the wine. But I really couldn’t help myself. This is normally such a good wine that I expected to be at least wowed by the drinkability (especially on a warm Sydney night straight after a run). Yet I was really quite surprised by the results…
For starters, it looks fantastic – it’s like fluro pink/red coloured water, looking bright and positively radiating health. This smells the goods too, like candied raspberries and pretty pink lollies. Yet the taste is underdone and surprisingly thin – it’s not even that sweet – with a palate that starts off correctly, with juicy raspberry juice, but falls away before the mid palate has even begun, almost as if the back half of the wine has fallen down the back of the couch. It finishes with a textural tartness too that is almost tacky and just a bit hard too swallow. It’s almost as if it has been through some super harsh filtration and they have removed all the flavour (and acidity) in the process.The end result is awkwardness, awkwardness in a wine known for it’s simple drinkability, and awkwardness makes you question what all the fuss is about.
Big dissapointment. 15.0