“Tahbilk, the Purbrick family property established in 1860, produces a distinctive Shiraz style, with its own little slot on the variety’s very wide Australian spectrum. Like those from other cooler regions, it’s medium bodied. And there’s black pepper and spice seasoning the underlying berry flavours – both clear Shiraz characteristics. But the firm, even bony, tannins separate Tahbilk from other medium-bodied Shirazes. The tannins bite and thrust, giving a firm, savoury finish to the dry palate.”
Chris Shanahan – Canberra Times
“One of the most approachable and appealing Shiraz years yet released by Tahbilk. It still has a trace of that rustic charm but there is really expressive fruit characters there with supple savoury Shiraz sprinkled with a little spice.”
Ray Jordan – Perth West Australian
“Looking for a high quality red that won’t break the bank? You won’t go wrong with this delicious Shiraz made by a family winery whose winemaking roots date back to 1860. There is a judicious combination of soft fruit and savoury notes here in a beautifully balanced wine that outshone several more expensive brethren in a recent tasting. Complex and delicious but affordable.”
“Deeper fruit notes, more intensity here than many Victorian cooler climate versions, a fine vintage and early mature notes offering extra layers, traditional styling also prompting an extra level of tannin richness and grip. It’s full bodied and rich with integrated oak as well, great evidence of history and pride in its strength of character.”
Tony Love – Hobart Mercury
“Oaky, nutty complexity to the red berry nose. Palate is layered and spicy with soft savoury fruit and gentle tannins.”
“Such a reliable red this. The ’09 is gorgeously round and earthy; the new release 2010 has bolder purple fruit and a dark chocolate tannic grip. Stash some away in a cupboard for a few years and you’ll be rewarded.”
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There is a standard $12.00 per dozen 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.
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