James Halliday’s annual Top 100 Australian Wines featured two of our iconic releases!
Our Marsanne gets a guernsey (yet again!) in the Under $20.00 Whites and the latest 2006 vintage ‘1860 Vines’ Shiraz is considered by James to be “one of the best ever made” in his Over $20.00 Reds.
Note: Tahbilk 2006 'Eric Stevens Purbrick' Cabernet Sauvignon, with a 96 Points score from James, and Tahbilk 2002 '1927 Vines' Marsanne also scoring 96 Points, were listed amongst the 'Most Unlucky Misses' not to make the Top 100, in the Over $20.00 Reds and Over $20.00 Whites Categories respectively.
Tahbilk Marsanne 2011
Comes as part of a long and distinguished series of wines, the screwcap guaranteeing the development of honeyed, toasty flavours and aromas over the coming decade. Pale green-straw; at the start of a long life, already expressive and juicy, with a mix of lime and honeysuckle on the impressively long palate; has the acidity for long ageing.
Drink to 2021 with Quiche Lorraine
Tahbilk ‘1860 Vines’ Shiraz 2006
Exceptionally bright, clear crimson with no hint of colour change; this one of the best 1860s Vines ever made. It has effortless power that invests the palate with extreme length, the red and black cherry fruit responsible for all the aroma and flavour, oak merely a vehicle, the tannins superfine. The number of vines killed by frost in 2007 is a tragedy of monumental proportions.
Drink to 2030 with Braised Oxtail