Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Turkey Flat, 'Butchers Block' Marsanne/Viognier 2004

Turkey Flat
'Butchers Block' Marsanne/Viognier 2004
Barossa Valley, S.A.

The nose on this Rhône-esque blend is more developed than the Western world. Complex apricot nectar, preserved lemon and Frangipani blossom aromas mix with nutty oak and Driza-Bone.

Its palate is as dense as Forrest Gump after going 12 rounds with Iron Mike Tyson. Ripe nectarine, mandarin and cashew flavours lead to a weighty, honeyed-fig finish. Unlike Mr Gump, this wine doesn't have the legs to run much further; perhaps a bullet jumped up and bit it directly in the butt-ocks...  

Drink with Lieutenant Dan + peas and carrots + a box of chocolates