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Five Generations Red - 2016

2016 'Five Generations' Red


13.0% Alcohol | Screw Cap Closure | Enjoy Now to 2022/2024

Offering lifted and spicy red berry Shiraz fruits, woven across mint and cassis Cabernet Sauvignon flavours, through to mulberry and herbal Cabernet Franc, plummy Merlot and savoury Grenache notes . . . each variety, as with the family, contributes its own unique character.
Very well suited to current enjoyment with a braised lamb shoulder with fennel and orange or mum’s shepherd’s pie. Alternatively, if you have the requisite willpower you could look to added complexity with time in the cellar.

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A legacy in good hands

In 1925, Tahbilk was purchased from the Bear family by my grandfather Reginald Purbrick.
It was the family tradition of pride, hard work and a love of good wine that breathed new life into the Estate, commencing with my father, Eric Stevens Purbrick, who spent some early time at Tahbilk in the mid 1920’s before taking on management and winemaking responsibilities in 1931.
My own direct involvement commenced in 1955 then my son Alister, after graduating as an oenologist from Roseworthy College, took on the role as head winemaker and Chief Executive Officer in 1979, a role he continues to this day. The legacy then continued with fifth generation Hayley – Alister’s daughter – joining Tahbilk in 2009.
To celebrate this legacy the winemaking team, headed by Alister, were given the challenge of bringing together five distinctive Estate red and white varietals to echo the five generations of Purbrick family involvement.
I commend our winemaker's latest 'Five Generations' Red to you.



John Purbrick ~ 3rd Generation

PS By a curious twist of fate, the family involvement actually began in 1875 when James Escott Purbrick, third cousin to Reginald, was employed to excavate and construct the ‘New Cellar’.

Additional Information

FREE Delivery

Delivery is FREE to addresses in VIC, NSW, ACT, SA & QLD for all orders in dozen lots - straight or mixed cases, Wine Club Special Offers and Magnums.
There is a standard $12.00 delivery charge per dozen, Wine Club Special Offer or Magnum for deliveries to WA, NT & TAS.

For some rural areas, delivery may be to a local depot or designated drop-off point for collection.


Since 2012 Tahbilk Winery has achieved the goal of being 'Carbon Neutral'. This means that through a transparent process of measuring emissions, reducing those emissions and offsetting residual emissions, our net calculated carbon emissions equal zero.
This is a journey not a destination; see our carboNZero certified journey.


Hayley Purbrick 5th Generation



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