2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
14.0% Alcohol ~ Screw Cap Closure ~ Enjoy Now to 2028/2032
The pathway to crafting this Estate release is traditional and well-worn and has delivered a richly flavoured wine presenting dark berry and spice fruits together with hints of bay leaf, olive and mint enveloped by fine, supportive tannins.
As with the Tahbilk 2016 Shiraz, added complexity will be realised with cellaring but if that is beyond your willpower level you can succumb deliciously now with a roasted duck breast with pecan puree or beef tenderloin with blackberry dressing.
“Victoria’s oldest family-owned winery, situated in the Nagambie Lakes district, continues to lift the bar on the quality of its reds. Fruit driving this fine effort from vines up to 60 years old which explains its deep, robust flavours and long-term cellaring appeal.”
John Fordham | Sydney Sunday Telegraph
“An excellent persistence and intensity of black fruits, spices, oak and tannins. Needs more time.”
“Tahbilk had a bumpy ride up to 1925 when it was bought in a run-down state by UK Conservative Parliamentarian Reginald Purbrick. His son Eric Purbrick, a qualified barrister, turned his back on the London Bar and came to Australia as custodian of the historic vines, winery and cellars.
Today Eric’s grandson Alister is the fourth generation Purbrick to head Tahbilk and produce beaut wines like this bright garnet, 14 per cent-alcohol, forest-floor scented, spicy blackberry front-palateflavoured Cabernet Sauvignon.
The middle palate has dried cranberry, Turkish delight chocolate, mint and mocha oak and the finish dusty tannins”
John Lewis | Newcastle Herald
"From 28ha of Estate vines dating back to '49, matured for 18 months in predominantly French oak.
In typical Tahbilk fashion, medium-bodied and well structured, has blackcurrant fruit, bramble, earth and bay leaf inputs at various points along the journey. Taken together, the fruit swells in the mouth, asserting the great value this wine offers."
James Halliday | www.winecompanion.com.au
“You certainly get a whole lot of bang for your buck with this Estate grown wine, which is powerful and dark with spice, herbs and mint characteristics all contributing to the product, along with classy French oak. The Purbricks say this will cellar for a decade or more but it would be delicious right now with a weekend lamb roast.”
Winsor Dobbin | c!ao Magazine | www.winsordobbin.com.au