Tahbilk Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are crafted with a commitment to traditional winemaking values.
Fermentation takes place in original open oak vats (over 155 years old), followed by maturation in similarly aged large French oak barrels prior to being bottled. Smaller French and American oak barrels are also used, with the wine from these blended back during the final filtering and bottling.
In the face of changing winemaking styles and trends, this has remained the way over the years, delivering wines of true provenance and reflective of each vintage.
This Estate Shiraz from the outstanding 2020 vintage sets a high bar for richness and complexity.
Bright and expressive spice and savoury notes swirl deliciously through a deeply flavoured dark plum and berry fruits palate supported by supple, chewy tannins.
Enjoyment now or cellaring out to 2030/2035 are both very satisfying options.
Alister Purbrick | 4th Generation | Winemaker
Don't Just Take Our Word For It ...
"Consistently hits well above its pricepoint, with the kind of flavour boost that is not only inviting, but drinking deliciously well from the get-go. Ripe with plenty of juicy berry aromas, briar, bush mint, pepper, anise, chocolate, sweet oak and baked earth.
Comes together nicely on the palate, everything in its place, with fruit sweetness and depth."
Jeni Port | www.winecompanion.com.au | May 2023
There are few Australians who will forget the 2019/2020 summer as bushfires burnt across the Eastern seaboard after a dry winter and spring. Thankfully there were no fires in central Victoria, and although it was smoky at times in Nagambie Lakes, Tahbilk fruit was not affected by smoke taint.
The dry winter and spring had our vineyard staff diligently monitoring soil moisture and irrigating when necessary. January and February saw temperatures fluctuating from blazing hot 40 degrees plus days to very mild 20-degree days.
Initially the very hot days seemed to slow the ripening but, similar to recent vintages, we commenced picking in early February.
The unforgiving season continued through harvest, with tropical storms resulting in weekly rainfall that, whilst irritating to the Vineyard and Winery crews, was not enough to significantly impact yields or initiate disease.
All varieties came in with excellent colour and flavour and 2020 is noted as a vintage of very good whites and terrific reds – not unusual for a dry season