"Outstanding retention of crimson hue, bright and clear on the rim; the bouquet sets the scene for the intense and pure black and red berry fruits of the medium-bodied palate, its exceptional length drawn out by fine-grained tannins, oak an incidental extra." James Halliday | www.winecompanion.com.au (July 2013)
A richly flavoured backbone of dark cherry and red berry fruits mesh seamlessly with dried herb, savoury and truffle flavours. Time spent in both new and older French oak adds texture, spice and cedar notes. The tannins are fine grained, the finish prodigiously long.
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.
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.
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.
Layers of dark and red berry fruits that are teased out with eucalypt, Chinese five spice, earth and dark chocolate notes. Herbal and cedar hints from time spent in American and French oak taking that complexity further, with savoury tannins on the finish giving structure.
A robust and generous bouquet and palate speaks of dark berry and plum fruits with multilayered spice characters nestled in a supportive frame of firm grainy tannins enlivened by a fresh grape acidity.
Showing both youthful and complex characters that come with age, grapefruit and toasty aromas with ripe citrus, stone fruit and melon flavours on the palate. A mellow acidity providing a long and refreshing finish.
The salmon pink blush in the glass leads you to a delicate aroma of green apples, white peach and pear. This fruit-forward palate of spicy and delightful honeysuckle and more pear characters is supported by a clean, crunchy flintiness finish.