You get a sense that these structure-first Tahbilk reds might indeed live forever. If the ’65 I tasted a few years back is any indication, then that’s probably true. There’s a dense, dusty, old-school charm of baked earth and drying tannins here to reinforce the timelessness too. ozwinereview.com
A richly flavoured core of concentrated eucalypt, cassis and dark plum fruits is peppered with cigar box and sweet spice notes. The palate is silky smooth and impressive in length graced by finely grained tannins.
A complex and multi-faceted wine, lending savoury black olive aromas, alongside notes of nutmeg and cloves, to an opulently flavoured palate of blackberry and dark cherry fruits wrapped in a coat of fine, chewy tannins.
2017 Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet Sauvignon (Pre-Release)
Warm, dark fruits are interwoven with eucalypt and dried herbs, sweet spice notes, a dash of black olive and cedary French oak. Expected tannins sit supportively on a finish that is like the horizon never met … going on forever.
A symphony of deliciously ripe dark plum and red berry fruits is joined by a background chorus of black pepper, exotic spices and liquorice notes. Well integrated French oak and earthy tannins give supporting structure to a wine of style and distinction.
Aromas of cassis, mulberries, sandalwood and eucalypt alongside subtle cigar and tea-leaf notes guide you to a richly flavoured palate of exotic spice and dark fruit flavours supported by velvety tannins on a deliciously long finish.